This is a continuation of the previous post. I have begun to fill in the background rather more, staying with the darkest of the neutral greys from Schminke; this is a soft pastel and spreads readily to give a nice even background.
The porcelain jar is about there. I have emphasised some lights and darks, especially in the pattern, and modelled the left side more carefully.
The brass scuttle has been worked on with Rembrandt pastels, with a few Schminke greys and a couple of Caran d'Ache sticks. The handle has been given its second layer; and the lion's face in the centre has been modelled.
I will continue with the brass - the base of the scuttle - and then return to the fruit before moving on to paint the reflections.