Here is how it looked a couple of hours into the process:
At this point, I still had a lot of colors to layer on to the tree trunk and the rug. I also had yet to add the touches of red and some more shadow.
After a few more hours of painting, followed by a fair amount of additional ink line work, I think the pieces may be complete. I want to let them sit a while, perhaps over night, then look at them afresh before I commit to their being finished.
Stay tuned. I'll be posting the final images soon!