I met the basic lesson requirements for this piece and, looking at the clock, decided it was done-enough.
When I stepped back to write up commentary before posting to my class, the 'forest' wasn't calling out to me. If I were to tell the story of the individual 'trees'—the multiple materials and techniques I used—I'd expect to see more depth and complexity, but I don't. I see plenty of color, value, hue, and saturation; plenty of line of varying qualities; a range of opacities and transparencies; some shapes; hard and soft edges; a tiny bit of pattern. But, this piece, for me, lacks a "je ne sais quoi" factor that would make it more compelling.
At the time, with the clock ticking, I thought (in the words of friend Bo): onwards and sideways! Figured I'd see what evolved with the next piece.