I finished painting this today. Slow going because I worked on it while I was quilting a couple of small quilts. When my legs got tired, I'd sit down and paint a little bit more.
I took off the original branch that was just glued in place. I rather like it in free fall. Maybe that's how I'll finish it.
My intention is to thread paint this now. But I do like it the way it is. I always wonder if I might ruin it when I start stitching.