Color paper specifically sets the tone and expressive basis for initiating a vision. Although the architectural grid of line networks continues as a thematic directive, pencil, chalk and oil pastel form the primary composition. Painting over dry media work stimulates and suspends the drawn particles within the wet media and enriches the image with an expressive, almost three-dimensional quality.
Paper, an ancient substrate for recording words and images, was developed in early Chinese dynasties. Other paper references: Middle English papir, from Anglo-French, from Latin papyrus papyrus, paper, from Greek papyros papyrus.