I worked more on these guys today. I'm calling this group The Afternoon Tree Series.I've been cracking myself up with the titles of the individual pieces: Muriel Among Magnolias, Rhoda With Rhododendrons, Dottie Up the Dogwood (that's where I start to cackle), and Louisa in the Lilacs.
Here's a closer look at Rhoda. I finished her today. You might also notice some speckle-y evidence of my lazy photoshopping around the edges of the image.
Hopefully I'll finish this group tomorrow. Just as long as I can get my pesky eyes to stop constantly trying to close themselves while I'm trying to get things done.