I painted this watercolor at Point Richmond in northern California. I first did a sketch in my book in conte and charcoal on site. I then drew my composition onto Canson's Moulin du Roy watercolor paper, wet it down and charged in the color. I used this technique for my watercolors during this holiday season. I used a variety of papers. This surface was the most interesting for me. I loved the way the paint worked on the paper. I have to say that this product is the best watercolor paper that I have ever worked with. I found it in Fort Bragg, California a year ago. When I was there for my birthday this year I bought their entire stock on the shelf.