Thanks to Christa for all of her wonderful comments. It's so nice to know that someone is out there appreciating the work I do here on my blog.
Here is the tree, about half way painted. Eventually, there will be no white remaining. I'm using thinned Jacquard Neopaque to paint with. Then I will add some shading and fine details with fabric markers and I will finish with a wash of pale brown to unify the piece.
I'll show you the finished work once I've completed it.