Oil on 5x7 hardboard.
Here is my submission for the latest DSFDF.
I first toned the support with subdued red acrylic. This step really helps to unify and harmonize the surface. I have used this procedure for a number of years and keep coming back to it.
Once again, I forced myself to be more generous with the paint- pick it up on the edge of the brush- apply it with a touch- go back for more...none of that scrubbing it on to stretch it.