This item is a mixed media painting. I have used acrylic with collage elements such as wrapping paper, magazine cuttings and old pieces of paper, some coming from previous paintings and covered in interesting textures and colour. The vast majority of the collage is eventually covered over, but it gives a nice layered effect in certain areas where small parts show through to create unusual colour combinations. In other parts of the picture there is only a thin layer of paint and I have also used pencil crayon to add details. I like to use this variation in layering and mixing to bring an element of chance and experimentation into my work, it's nice to try and incorporate random things into a painting.