One of my latest paintings was the beginning of some more unusual backgrounds, such as in the following two paintings:
Both of these paintings began with wet acrylic paint roughly laid on the top and middle of a wet canvas, and then sprayed with water to form drips. The drips are prominent in the Hibiscus painting. I used compressed air to a greater extent on the wet background blue paint of the painting with the bird, rose, and butterfly.
After painting on the abstract backgrounds, I placed different items on the paintings, as if they were collages, in a way, rather than forming some sort of scene.
My internal jury is still out regarding whether I want to continue with this type of background or stick with a more traditional background where the location of the sun has sway over a background of essentially one color going from dark to light in various places, much like the following bird painting. for more images, please see either the Gallery or the paintings on the main page of this website: www.visualgemsstudio.com.