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Old 02-25-2018, 10:22 AM
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Re: Help with background color!

I think the background works well with it. It is a reddish hue, so a compliment to the green apples, without being too obviously red, which I think would look harsh. Personally I like split complementaries but you will have to find your own way. The apples are well painted, as is the cinnamon. What bothers me though is all the water droplets, there are too many and too evenly spaced, they should appear more random in both size and in placement, not all equal distant from each other.
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Re: Help with background color!

I was imagining the warm yellowy green gray, that's in the left column, middle picture. I think it looks the best, and most harmonious, because it picks up some of the colors in the apples. Just my humble opinion.
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Old 02-20-2019, 03:40 PM
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Re: Help with background color!

My thoughts are :

Remember that some or all of your reflected light comes from the background; the local color stays the same and the shadows are deeper in value but have reflected light in them usually. Lots to discuss on this for sure. Further to clarify, look at the bottom of the apples. The reflected light is a warm brown. The highlights and reflected light on the tops of the spheres are warm. You probably tried to match the colors that you saw using the original light brown background and table. Just guessing here. this is why the first iteration is most realistic.

Now, if you are not going for realism then choose any color you like with the green apples. My $0.02.
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