I had just started painting again and was browsing you tube videos. I ran across a video from the Art Sherpa and found that this painting combined two of my very favorite things in art. She painted in acrylic, I used oils so I could not really paint WITH her per se, but I could sure follow the idea. At the point of painting this in October 2015, I had done a handful of paintings over about 15 years and had no clue what I was doing. I learned about solvent and linseed oil a few weeks after this painting which could have made life so much easier, but it wouldn’t look the same. I am glad I didn’t know about those little helpers at the time and I use them pretty rarely even now. I do like to stare at this painting. I think it is the texture and colors that I like. It is my rustic painting. I painted two others like it for my sister and my sis in law, but I knew about linseed and solvent by that time so they are much smoother. I like mine better.