The canvas is first treated to many layers of watered down paint. Next I've done mark making which only peeks through the many layers of blues in multiple shades, yellows, golds, beiges and white. The strokes are large and unplanned...almost like a stream of consciousness. This piece really flowed nicely. I enjoyed working on it. My intention was to create a relaxing not busy piece for the bedroom. It took a few weeks to complete. Once done I varnished the surface to protect it. It's wired and ready to hang. Comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by me. I also sign each piece on the back of the canvas.