here's acrylic version of this man I had painted in watercolor long back.check my old posts.
here mdf panel thinly white gessoed not to loose the entire absorbency.
as for myself I am thrilled with bold and raw brushstuff...I am preparing for self face paint off.
all you pl. check David's blog http://davidlobenberg.blogspot.com/2009/05/ahoy-all-artist-wh-would-like-to.html