I generally like to let a background dry before work on the body of the painting. Now that it has fully dried, I've begun the meat of the project.
I think of this stage as a first pass, though in reality I'm trying to get it as finished as possible. There are several steps (glazes and touch-ups) that can only be done once the first pass is dry to the touch.
The sesame seeds sprinkled on the top of the bread were especially fun to paint.