Here is a quick question for the experienced forum members. I have always struggled with painting plain, flat surfaces (like walls and table tops)....in my opinion, these are paradoxically one of the hardest surfaces to paint, due to the fact that the painter wants to make them look interesting, without having them look artificial, and without having them overwhelm the main subjects. Attached is a photo of a still life I am working on. I am trying to determine if I did a good job, and created a wall and table top that "fits" the painting.
If anyone has any comments or advice on creating "painterly" flat surfaces, I would be grateful. If there are any books or articles or samples of good work that members can recommend, that would also be appreciated.
Also, feel free to critique the overall work..... I am still a novice, for sure.... all comments are welcome...