This painting was done primarily in oils and a variety of oil mediums, over an acrylic wash, using a time consuming "layering" blend style/technique with paint over paint. The blending with done by using either a small brush or sometimes my fingers, to build on the layer(s) below. The time aspect was lengthy, due to requiring the paint to totally dry between each layer or overlapping color. If you look closer or enlarge this picture, you will see some of the canvas cross pattern texture showing thru, with the paint floating on top of the high parts of the canvas. This was a "work in progress" over a couple of years, and was done on a pretty large canvas. (again...I am a bit of a perfectionist*)
My works and style are unique, but the end product works. Especially in this piece. Please enjoy this special piece and check out my other works, both the illustrations and other painting, on my site. Thank you!