This is the first time I have worked on a wood panel 'canvas'. I am enjoying it but I wish I would have put gesso on it first. The wood grain shows through a bit and I don't really care for that. I suppose I am the only one that would notice that though. The first photo shows the application of modeling paste. I wasn't super keen on the way it was turning out but when a friend walked by and commented that it looked like beads I changed my mind. After all anything that looks like beads has to be good. The second photo shows the next stage. This has many washes of color. I was tempted to stop at this point as I like it so much. There are two more workshops after this though. Yesterday was one of them where we added mixed media collage. I chose to let go of any fear that I would ruin it. Stay tuned for what I did.