The spools of thread, mug, and pin cushion are hard edge objects that I play against the softness of the fringe. At this stage I have just blocked in light and shadow shapes. This will be the focal point area. You can see the soft yellow of the book that was reduced in its intensity so as not to draw your eye to that area.
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