If you know me, you know that I love brown paper. For the longest time I searched for heavy brown paper, not the usual kraft paper, but darker and much heavier. One day, my prayers were answered when I found it at Curry's Art supplies. It's scanning as greyish, but it really is brown.
I tried painting on it with black gouache.
It made me very, very happy!
Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown