I’m always on the look out for interesting backgrounds that don’t distract from my figures and, if possible enhance and add to the composition without being too detailed. I liked the idea of a figure emerging from the background so painted a couple of figures on green. I intended to use green as an undertone for the flesh then glaze skin tones on top but I liked the effect of the green, feeling it had a mystical quality. The two pictures suggested wild romance so I decided to base them on Wuthering Heights.
Oil on box canvas
Framing not necessary