This painting originally had a yellow background. I didn't feel comfortable with it (hated it actually), but due to a deadline, I stuck with it. It hung at the "Cafe This Way" for two months. I couldn't live with it so I finally went up and got it. Now that I have changed the background to the color I originally wanted, I'm happy with it. Gut instincts. Thank you "Magenta Hollyhocks" for reminding me toforget all the rules and to express myself freely. Lesson learned (AGAIN).