I missed class last week and painted this following along with a recording of class-- it was hot and getting dark, and pretty soon after I started I realized I really do not like this paper!
It's from a Arches 140lb CP sheet but has next to no texture/tooth. It's very weird.
Recently I had ordered some Fabriano paper and though it came in Fabriano packaging it was watermarked "Kilimanjaro," the Cheap Joe's brand. Extra strange as I ordered it from Dick Blick!
This paper is watermarked Arches but it feels inferior.
I was not happy as I struggled with grasses and the rocks!
It's not the disaster I thought it would be ... but I'm stuck with 4 more sheets of crap paper.