Jackson's Eco Handmade 22" x 14" 140lb smooth/medium 'The Marina Grande at Sorrento'
The paper is roughly made and tends to be on the bumpy side. Although supposedly 140lb it seems thicker and possibly heavier than the mould-made products. The surface is similarly `rough' in consistency. I first made the drawing and the pencil seemed to drag on the paper somewhat. When I began painting the surface scuffed in places very easily and wasn't consistent. It took the colour moderately well but I almost gave up on it at times. Unfortunately I can't give it much of a recommendation which is a pity. My fellow artists likened it to blotting paper and were even more critical, although they only had small samples. I can't think what sort of watercolour painting it would suit. Maybe collage but what else?
Note added 1 June: I forgot to mention that I taped the paper to my board and when I came to remove it, literally only two hours or so later, it ripped the paper very badly.