I have to say I was really intimidated to start this project.
I've never painted a "real" picture before.
Here are the larger photos
This is my bottom layer.
Layers and layers, you can't even see the original bottom colors.
I thought I was done - nope! I realized I needed a "ground" for my owl to sit on.
And here it it - the final background which I know will change a bit more. Be sure to check back as the weeks pass (5 of them) I will be posting my progress, week by week.