I was given a new type of watercolor paper...for the life of me I can't remember the name of it! Anyway, it is super slick, and the paint rather falls off of it. I fought it, frustrated, for a long time, and then slapped some gesso on in big globs for texture, and painted this rather messy landscape. I am thinking that with some creative matting, it will look nice! Can't say I enjoyed the slick paper, though. I need more instruction on it's use.