This painting's background started with Venetian plaster and then I dragged tools through the wet plaster to make a texture. A multitude of acrylic glazes were built up to create a shimmering surface. Each of the paintings in the Joyful Journey series were created in this manner. They have two "windows" of cast acrylic that are separated by an inch of space. Imagery is created on all sides of the transparent "windows" to create an incredible amount of depth.