Three layers on the bird painting so far. a background painted in oils, then a layer of clear wax. A rice paper bird painting. The clear wax I use to affix the rice paper actually makes it translucent so that only the paint on the paper really shows. Then I used stencils around the bird and I'm starting some line work.
The green colorful picture is a detail of the deer painting I have been working on. It now has many layers of cloth, painting, line work and stenciling. I love how the layers have built up a rich texture.
There's something I like about taking my time with a painting. Painting a layer, waiting a week. It gives me time to know what the best next move for the painting will be. It gives the painting a chance to marinate before I put in the next ingredient.