I'm not really thrilled with either of these, but I am learning lots from this exercise.
Both of these are small... 4"x6" or so. The first one is on Pastelmat and heavily layered. It's been helpful learning how the different pastel brands layer with each other. As I learn.... and if I remember as I paint, I hope to make less mud!
The second one is on 800 grade UArt. It's my first time using it, and while I really don't like this painting, I really do like some of the textures I can achieve with the UArt. I think some will serve me well in abstracts. Really like this paper!