This is a much larger painting than I have been working on. I chose the subject matter because of the colors and the tissue paper surrounding the ornaments. I found that I needed to gray down the values in the paper to get it to read as white. I think that I may have been able to go a bit darker. I have never worked to any extent with cloth or folded paper and this presented many challenges. I painted each section of the painting and finished a section before moving on the next section. Was this the wisest way to work? Perhaps and then again perhaps not....I need to think more about it. Fun painting to do!