I had an incredible time working on this piece. My objective was to marry the flowing qualities of the resin with the precise color control that oil paint gives me to achieve a look that appears natural and organic yet also rigid in form. The surface of the painting is almost as smooth as glass. My paintings have traditionally always had raised lines, while this is a necessity for me to be able to feel the lines it is also a limitation in that it restricts the flow of paint like a dam across a river. The trouble was that I needed the raised lines to orient me to the paintings surface at times, but they were in the way at other times. To solve this dilemma I developed several new techniques to draw, which I will go into in detail in the art instruction blog on this site, but these new approaches to raised line drawing has made perfectly smooth surfaces possible for me. This to me is as exciting as the first time I did a drawing since losing my sight. This not only opens up new painting techniques for me, but it also allows for me to have an incredible increase in detail without losing any control over the painting surface.