Recently I've sketched out in oil a number of "ghost florals." These are white paintings on top of a mottled, colored background. When the original sketch is dry, I go over the design and deepen the values to give it some depth. I did that yesterday with the painting below.
But now I kind of hate the background color. It isn't mottled enough - looks flat - and the color reminds me of dried blood. Anyways, I don't like it. I will have to go through the laborious process of painting a new background around this complicated design. My fear is that I will wreck it in the process.
Oh well. A few failures along the way provide learning opportunities, yes?
This is only half done. Stay tuned for the new background.