Patina or sheen is an affect that is produced by age, wear and polishing or any type of change to a surface through age or exposure. As a woman in my 50’s I think that describes me well. I like to think I have a little Patina on me that’s come from time, wisdom and a few bumps along the way. Patina is an acrylic, abstract painting with a textured background layer. Various strokes have been used to create the features and distinct lines in this piece. You really need to see it up close to appreciate the textures in this painting. I create my own texture paste that gives the painting a nice, layered and uneven base. When it’s dried, it’s delightful to paint on as it allows multiple surprises in the paint layers. It has been sealed with a high gloss varnish giving it a nice finished appeal.