We talked about hobbies we have and would like to have, and both of us mentioned that we always wanted to try our hand at oil painting. (I gave her a set for Christmas - have you used it yet, Steph?) I'm currently trying to jazz up our guest room for my mom and sister (they'll be staying seven weeks and I want them to feel SOMEwhat at home ....), and the four blank walls inspired me. Why not DO IT?!
So here's my first oil painting. I'm immensely proud of it, even though hopefully someday I'll get good enough that this will be hopelessly embarrassing.
But now I have a dilemma. What should I paint the background? I don't want to leave it white ... it kind of washes out the flowers. But anything too dark will wash out the leaves. I was thinking a blueish-black. But I'm afraid. Suggestions?