On this 12″ x 12′ piece I left some of the rawness of the plaster without covering it too much with the wax or oil paint. I like this unfinished surface treatment. I think I have to make these works larger because the affect seems to be not as strong from a distance. If the image was larger then the lines and colors would have more impact from a distance and not feel narrow and faded as it does in the smaller size. I really like getting back to the sculptural quality of using mixed media. I have been a sculptor for most of my life and painting on a flat surface is Ok but I like the tactile quality that one gets when building up the surface.