I really love the boards this painting is on. I love to touch them - the smooth sanded surface of the gesso, the mounds of block printing ink - plastic and chaotic - like a fingerprint. And now, once it is dry, the thick impasto of the oil paint. I'm so sorry that we can't interact with great works of art through touch. The photo of this piece was taken with a flash so the wet paint is reflecting that light in places, and I have already added shadows underneath the squash. It makes them look as if they are sitting on the boards themselves.