Backgrounds are such a challenge to me. I'm happy with this one, though. It's a greyed green, my favorite background color. I used a softened Perylene Green in the foreground. I bought a tube of this color recently, and now it's one of my favorites. I've spent alot of my painting time lately making color charts, as recommened by Richard Schmid, one of my favorite oil painters. When I first made color charts, I made them on 11x14 paper. That was too big. I needed them to be smaller, so I did them again, only on 5x7 pieces of paper. A much better size, because it's much easier to stack them in front of me and shuffle through them as I paint, looking for the right color mix.
"Happiness is to hold flowers in both hands." ~ a Japanese Proverb