Im making a painting of a black dog but I have absolutely no idea what to do for the background. I usually like to have just one single color for the background with different shades in it but I cannot figure out what color to make it for a black dog. I tried blue but its tone was too similar to the actual dog. Then I tried green but it was a little too strong and drew the eye away from the actual object of the painting. Right now the color is a kind of baige like color but I feel like it makes the art a little dull. Any ideas?
If I were you, I would try to shake things up a bit. Maybe you could use multiple colors instead of just one. You should probably use bright colors to contrast the black dog. I reccomend using different shades of yellow, getting darker as it goes down the page. Good luck with your art, I'm sure no matter what you do it will look great!
Sunsets are beautiful to paint as a background...paint what stands out.. that's what I do