I really enjoyed working on these grapes. I used my favorite surface of Wallis paper. For quite a while Wallis was hard to purchase. The company was having some difficulty with suppliers, as I understand, but it looks now as if things are well. I'm glad as it is my "Wonder Paper." It accepts so much pastel, has a great texture, accepts water-based paint like watercolor or acrylic for under-paintings and is forgiving when it comes to making changes.