I realized that some of what is wrong with my still life painting is that I don't know what to do with the background. I love vibrant colors and don't know how to work with neutrals. Any hints on this? This week, I went back to this small painting of a tuba that I did a couple of years ago. I took it from this:
So I wouldn't describe the background as neutral but I think it is better.
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