I have been working on a large painting to complete koi-dragon series, and it has been a blast. Lots of texture, crackle medium, colour and bling. Layers of it! As I put more layers on, the painting changes and deviates from the original idea. Since there are many layers I have to wait a long time for the paint to dry and it takes a while to complete the painting, even if I work on it on consecutive days. That is why I always have several projects going on at the same time in different stages of progress. Here is one of my 2 ft diameter koi paintings from the series.