Patterned Background

I added more detail to the background.  I plan on changing it a little because I’m not crazy about it.  I think it’s a little WHOA! and I’m concerned that it will compete with the subject.  But I’m going to mess around a little more.

I thinned down the paint with turpentine and used a tiny paintbrush and a q-tip to apply the paint.  If you click on the pictures you’ll be able to see the pattern a little better, but it’s still not totally clear.   Sorry.


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My name is Melody Martin. Check out my art blog, and learn all about the steps and techniques that go into oil paintings.
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3 Responses to Patterned Background

  1. Harmony says:

    His hands are SOO good! Also, I love the detailed design, but I also agree that it takes away from Eric and the deer. Looking good Mel!

  2. Easten says:

    I think the background is so cool!

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