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I like to use 140# watercolor paper for my practice acrylic paintings. You can cut it any size, to fit a frame or mat that you already have. And it is less expensive than buying canvas boards or other surfaces. If you give the paper a coat of gesso first, it feels a little like canvas and you can mat it for framing. This one fits in an 8x10 frame (does not need glass) and I chose a soft yellow mat. I am in an acrylic group on Facebook learning some new techniques from an artist named Chantel Barber. She provided the photo below to paint from and she gives suggestions and critiques on the paintings that are posted. I find it very helpful. I only costs about $7 a month and I love taking classes, online or in person.