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Pi, Ma and Dragon Cloud are semi-sized papers. These papers, with their longer fibers, give artists the ability to paint wet-on-wet. A common use for these papers is painting landscapes with washes, clouds, mists and waterfalls.
Ma is a favorite of landscape painters because of its ability to handle repetitive washes and shading without pilling or tearing. Ma is the strongest of these three semi-sized papers even though its fibers are finer and less prominent. Ma has a smooth surface and even texture. Use thick, intense color on this paper to achieve lively and vivid results. While it is great for landscapes, it can be used for other subjects, including flowers, plants, or any project involving shading and/or repetitive washes, including mounting.