well, I don't know about that, but the last couple of paintings have been experiments on paper and with "Pan Pastels". I acquired a nice set of pan pastels a while ago and they sat all pristine and polished in their box for a few months. Decided the other day they should come out and expose themselves to the world and show me what they could do! Did a little landscape on a piece of Arches w/c paper and wasn't too thrilled with the results. I have found that w/c paper does seem to dull the color so let it go at that.
Tried them again with my 100 series. This time on a piece of Art Spectrum colorfix paper - a pale yellow one. You seem to have to use an applicator with these pastels because of the fact that they come in a "pan" or something that could be mixed up with you eyeshadow round containers. It seems like more pastel comes off the paper than adheres...still not particularly vibrant color. Lights over darks work ok, however. This is a pretty primative little piece, but an experiment....that's what the 100 is about - different paper, technique, color combinations, pastels, etc.