They say that with cold wax you can do layer upon layer. With this particular painting it has many many layers and transformations. It is so thick and textured that when I went to put new color on it the color barely touched the board and immediately I saw the boughs of trees everywhere. Then it was a matter of creating a new composition with that particular idea in mind. This truly has been a learning experience for me. One that I think can go on for many years as well as layers. I am looking forward to going larger, simpler and more abstract.