The sides of the canvas are covered in the same pearl metallic paper with gold detail...
Hello ladies, thank you all so much for stopping by and giving me ideas regarding the background - I will take some of those suggestions and use them in my next painting - this one is hearts made out of the same pearl metallic craft paper used on the dress and headband, so it all ties in, with heaps of gold filigree texture over the pearl.
I have also darkened the background with rose colour as it was a bit pale before - I like the depth of colour I get with watercolour pencils so I may do a few more paintings in this medium - also, I love these small 20cm x 25cm x 1.7cm edge canvases, as I can finish a painting in a day and also, they are much easier to post if and when they sell.
Thank you Francien for suggesting the love hearts in the background - I think they come out nicely without taking away the focus off the main subject.
This painting is now listed on Etsy (original painting) and RedBubble for prints!
Keep up the beautiful artwork and thank you for the friendships I have found through these blogs. All the very best, Val (HUGZ TO ALL)