Inspired to Paint

Its probably been about 3 years since I bought a four panel blank canvas folding screen with the intention to paint it to sell.  I was finally inspired a few days ago to drag it out of the back of a closet to set forth on the task, albeit no longer with the intention to sell it.
I had saved this picture of a folding screen that I really like and it was/is my inspiration for my project.
I love the graceful simplicity of the design.
So here's how my version of this is going so far.....
There are four panels, one is folded back on the left. I'm going to be focusing more on the addition of birds. These are just five of many more to be added (along with more foliage, still filling it in).

I also plan to give it the appearance of age with some stain. When I put the background color on I noticed it crackled, a really pretty fine crackle and I think the stain will work beautifully with this.