Layer 2 out of four. Here I've started using medium and I'm beginning to develop the detail, especially in the dress.
Here is my current piece. I just finished the block in stage, so layer 1 out of 3 or 4, although with the detail on the kimono, it will probably be 4. This layer is strait tube paint, with little detail. My model is a friend of mine, who has sat for me before. She is sitting once a week and then I'm using photos and the kimono, to work when she is not there. It's 24x36, I'll probably work on it through January.
This is from the last time Melissa sat for me, about 5 years ago.