Oddly enough, this particular paper wasn't listed in the samples and the tag simply said 'India Smooth 270 gsm'. There is more info at the Legion site though, so I discovered about this paper:
- Handmade in India
- 100% Cotton
- Neutral pH
- 4 natural deckles
- Internally & externally sized
India is a handmade paper so 'smooth' isn't all that smooth. The paper is soft, absorbent and has knots and texture. It's a fun paper to use, but you'll be disappointed if you expect it to behave like Arches or Fabriano. Color is a more opaque because of the absorbency, and you may get hard edges that you didn't expect.
You will get a painting with lots of character.
My reference photo came from Pixabay.
I used Qor Transparent Pyrrole Orange (P071), M Graham Cobalt Teal (PB28), Sennelier Phthalo Green Deep (PB15:3/PG7) and Daniel Smith New Gamboge (PY97/PY110). Brushes used were Silver Black Velvet rounds size 6 and 16.