Paper differences

I enjoy trying different papers and surfaces. I’ve found that I don’t like sanded papers like UART–it’s too rough on my fingers when I blend. I’ve been spoiled using PastelMat. I recently tried ArtSpectrum’s Colourfix paper. I love their colors but really dislike their texture. You can see the differences in these recent sunset paintings.

Colourfix Paper, Sunset, 6 x 8, pastel
PastelMat Paper, Sunset, 5×7, Pastel