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The UART Company makes a great sanded pastel paper that is used by many colored pencil artists. A very talented Michigan colored pencil artist, Lynda Schumacher, introduced me to this paper. I was used to working on acid free illustration board or Stonehenge Paper (which I also love). It took me a while to feel comfortable working on this sanded surface, but I finally did a piece I was proud of on the 800 grit paper. This drawing is of a Red Tower Ginger Plant. I really like the softer more painterly quality.
I submitted the image of this piece to UART and they posted it in their gallery! I am tickled to be there, among many colored pencil artists whose work I have admired for a long time.