I was feeling the stress of the week so I got out my joint compound and a trowel. I drizzled acrylic onto the white plaster and spread it on the canvas with the blade. Cool blue to earthen brown it went. Then to add some spice to the mix, I applied gold leaf and some silver leaf that I had leftover from a mural painting job. It's not my usual fare, but I'm in the midst of painting house portraits again and needed to paint something different.