Carol Marine just discussed that. This is really one mixed medium painting... I started out with the acrylic, then oil sticks then ink pencils, and finally I finished with a touch of oil paint because nothing else was sticking on top of the oil sticks. It was truly a learning experience.The majority of this painting is acrylic but.... it is mixed up... and I had fun mixing...what a result... oh yes, I did use my fingers to mix and blend here and there! Love it!