A blog by Beth Anne Maresca, mother of four, artist, tea drinker.
I like it better without the background (as the green tones of the grass are very similar in value to those of the monster, making it difficult to see from a distance).
I agree, both are lovely but the no background makes these great characters shine a bit more. Also, the way the square head lines up with the right side of the building is a bit distracting in the second? Love the idea of costumes for chickens, and so cute!
This is so sweet! I personally like the background. It gives the painting more depth and really creates a setting for the characters. Nice job!
Hi Beth -- Cute! I think the background anchors the characters, but I'm a big fan of white space. I vote for the first one! :-)
Wow....scary Frankenstein!! I would not want to meet him in darkness!!I think the background makes it complet!
aww this is soo awesome your character are so great :) you have a nice style
The characters get more attention in the first illustration, so I prefer that one! Nice work.
i actually like the top one - i mean they are both super cute, but i am a fan of white backgrounds...xo sandra
I really, really like BOTH. It's so very cute. Brings smiles :) :)