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.


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

  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.