More exploration with the trees sketches:
This is about 8″ x 6″; layered fabrics on a cotton canvas backing, and heavily stitched.
An interesting exercise. The result is very literal, which is what I intended. On the painting, the tree extends beyond the boundaries of the picture, and – interestingly – this looked completely wrong when translated to fabric. I had to alter the shape of the fabric tree so that it fitted inside the compositional frame.