I finally started this paint by number. It won't be finished for quite some time. I will gladly show my finsished results. As for the kit itself, so far all the paints are going very smoothly on the canvass. It is not on cardboard but a rolled up canvass. I will have to get a backing for it once I am finsihed. There is no clolor mixing but to blend the colors of the sky I add a little water and blend them so it doesn't look like lines between the sky and the clowds. Can't wait to see the finsihed results.