This is one of the sweetest nutcrackers that I have had the pleasure to paint! Having primed all the panels in the manner I prefer most, I am in my element with my paints. I can paint on many surfaces, but I love the way this kind of texture grabs the paint from my stiff brushes, when layed down almost flat. It reacts in ways that could never be the same way twice, which makes every painting unique! What shall I work on next? Painting number 1450 in 1450 days.