Matisse on Shizen

Trying a new paper with Matisse as my muse.  (paper review, below)

Matisse on Shizen, 12 x 9.5" transparent watercolor on Shizen rough paper
Matisse on Shizen, 12 x 9.5″ transparent watercolor on Shizen rough paper

Shizen paper has a very rough, hand-pulled quality.  What sets it apart is the way it is sized both internally and on the surface.  Thus it allows generous amounts of lifting, almost unheard of for a rough, hand-pulled paper.  Nice!