Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Experimenting With Bright, Bold Backgrounds






I've found some old paintings to experiment with. I'm putting bright, bold backgrounds in to see if it's a good way to perk up a dull painting. All of them had rather wimpy backgrounds before but I didn't think to take a "before' picture. The poinsettia had an especially pale blue background and I think the bright background has really perked it up. These paintings are small but I think the bright backgrounds is an effective way to call some attention to them.

2 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I agree- the bright colored backgrounds are a perfect compliment to the lighter colored center pieces. So vibrant!

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  2. It was so good to see you and thanks for the comment. I've been sick all better now so back to doing what I do.. Your backgrounds really make the subjects POP! isn't it amazing how sometimes a year later we can look at something and see what it takes to make it come alive.
    hugs BJ

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I started watercolor painting earnestly in 1991 after I moved to Florida. My husband and I are retired, and we are both artists. We both have works displayed  at the Wildchild Gallery in Matlacha Florida.