The “kissing leaves to other objects now have been sorted out.
The vase also now is looking much better. I feel I know this item intimately now and don’t have any qualms in using it again in a future still life. I may need to darken the area just under the kettle spout to make the copper pop forward. As I work on the kettle I will decide then what I am going to do.
There is a very thin layer of pastel on the kettle handle and knob. Until I make sure that the drawing is correct in this area I will not go heavy with pastel application.
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