Multiple layers of oil pigment mixed with cold wax are manipulated to create a backdrop. A few strokes to coax the emerging face. The artist confesses that when working with this medium, she may have an idea for the subject but never knows what it will look like until the last layer. Artwork is on a 24" x 12" x 1.5" deep wood cradle with edges painted black. It's wired on the back "ready to hang".