To create my personal works I use gel medium, washes, and specific brush strokes with acrylic paint. Using value tone in my work creates a realistic approach and is perceived as natural by the viewer. I apply color on the canvas from dark to light to effect value change. To create depth of field and emphasize the layering of paint, I work dark to light colors on the background followed by the middle ground, and then the foreground. I enjoy the brightness of acrylic paint and purposefully use these techniques to trick my viewer into thinking I use oil paint. This separates my work from others because it distinguishes my style and artistic footprint for the viewer.