One of the things I like best about my painting of Virginia Woolf is the texture created by layering charcoal, white glue, and acrylic paint. Tonight, I laid the groundwork for two small paintings using the same technique. I used General's powdered charcoal and a spray bottle with water to apply the charcoal across the canvases. I then experimented by dropping ink onto the canvases as well. Overall, I like the effect. Much of it will be lost as I apply glue and paint, but elements of it will sneak through, helping make the final painting more visually interesting.