By rinab from Cape Town, RSA
How about a copper? That should pop against the backround and surrounding gold and silver.
I would try shades of deep burgandy depending on the red in the reddish/brown background or a deep purple perhaps. Experiment with pieces of fabric or artificial flowers the colors you are considering, would be a thought also. Good luck.
My mother always told me that green goes with anything because it's the color of plants and stems.
I think a black flower would be dramatic. Not like a mortuary flower or a huge cabbage rose. But you sound like a talented artist so you would probably be able to add either a sketch like flower or a delicate looking flower.
Someone once told me that when decorating a house, there should be one large black object in a room for dramatic effect. I've done this and it does make a difference. I don't know if I'd do it again because I wouldn't want a goth look in the house I'm living in right now; it would work. When I did do the black object in my home, I was living in a minimalistic decor and it worked.
When you do finish your painting, I'd love to see it. Would you be willing to place a picture of it on this site?
Or you know, I just thought of something. Maybe you can send the picture as it is now and then people can see it better and be able to give you advice.
Good luck, Talented Person!
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