So I changed the background again, it was too busy with the texture.

I basically removed the texture in the background and it works much better. It is not as distracting as before. I want these items to be in the painting but I don’t want them moving any focus from the figure so I keep them gray, cool and soft edges. I really like the change, it works better, although the photos of this painting are not looking good. The painting itself looks much better than the photos which to me is a good sign. Whenever the photos look better than the painting then I’m in trouble.


  • Session: 2110
  • Work: 1505
  • Width: 17"
  • Height: 30"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 0.5
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Chris Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."