This is a commission but the client has not requested any particular background colour. My only instruction was “Not pink”!
I decided to try a different background colour – orange – and immediately didn’t like it. I quite like the deep red of the beads (draped over the work in the image) but then wondered if the usual ‘solid’ background of ‘stuff’ would detract from the detail I’ve not put in yet, like hairs sticking out on the ears.
So now I’m thinking of going for a textured scrumpled tissue paper background (like on Timothy Tortoise) which will allow Marmite’s details to show up more clearly. Might also revert to green??