Thursday, July 19, 2007

Opinions needed


OK, so yesterday I worked on my secret project for a couple of hours and it totally messed up my wrist. I was up for 5 hours in the middle of the night is agony. I even took some of Chuck's Darvocet only to have it make me sick to my stomach. I've had very little sleep and have worn a brace on my wrist all day. Thankfully, it's my left so... I resorted back to art that I love and rarely do... watercolor painting. I took my kids to McDonalds so they could run around and play for a couple of hours while I sketched. This is the painting I finished today BUT, I still need some color in the background. That's where you guys come in. I need help deciding on colors for a background. Thoughts, anyone?

8 comments:

traypup said...

that's gorgeous!!! How about pale blue, maybe with a streak or two of hot pink, like a really watery sunset?

Connie said...

sheesh, angie your watercolor painting is stunning. you are so TALENTED! why don't you copy your painting, and then practice different background colors on your copy? then when you like a color combination you can paint the real painting. that's what i do. i cheat.
connie

Die Hohe Dame said...

oh i love it.... i think you should do one those faded backgrounds where it goes from light yellow through different shads of and yellow and then to greens...
how beautiful your painting is though!
sheri

christine said...

Well, WOW!! is what I say! This is really wonderful - I love the glittery touches - the close up photo is wonderful. This is so well-done. I am in awe -- I love birds!! Sketching in McD's -- kids are occupied -- what a brilliant idea!!

Aileen (Pronounced A-Leen) said...

Beautiful hummer Angie, amazingly detailed! Pale green with some purple popped in my head.

christy grant said...

It is spectacular!

Joanne Huffman said...

Your hummingbird is magnificent. I agree with Connie: scan your hummingbird, print it out and try different backgrounds. I also like the idea of a blended colors background.
Joanne

mimischa said...

beautiful! I'd go with the "copy/tryout background" approach, but my choice would also be with the "faded from golden yellow to blue/green" background for contrast (but not too eye-poppingly so!) with the essentially lavender of your lovely aeronaut!