Printed advertisements for health elixirs became popular in the late 19th century. These ads could make outrageous statements as no evidence was needed to prove them to be true. This gave rise in the early 1900s to the term 'snake oil' meaning actions or claims that are deceptive in nature.
In 2019 pharmacy shelves are filled with products that suggest they can provide health benefits, but they too offer little proof. The more things change, the more they writhe the same.
The Thick Wet Impasto brush was the primary tool used to paint the background and many of the foreground elements. Its dominate nature can be advantageous for producing textures. Text, especially smaller fonts, is best left to a cloner brush when it needs to be easily readable.
Unusual but well done-
Now then isn`t this nice......and different..
Your history lessons are such a wonderful part of your artwork!