This was an experiment in color temperature and overall color key. I wanted to take this pretty boy out of his environment and put in one that really complimented him. Something that answered what his colors seemed to want.
I used to think the idea of someone's color was a silly idea, but over the last couples years it seems like the color of a person's (or dog) skin really seems to ask for a certain compliment color. This boy seemed to want a yellowish green behind him. So I gridded a new background color into slight color variations to make the background a little more interesting. It's fun to push color a bit in different directions to get a varied background but not push them so far that they step outside of the general range of the over overall color key. I don't want one color block to stick out too much, so they still work together as a group. On the other hand, I wanted enough variation to keep it interesting. I dunno, maybe he'd be ok with the one right color in the background. Hmm, maybe I try that too, but I really like this one.
A little birdie told me that this also has a kind of 3d effect to it. Hmmm, not the story I mean to tell or at least I don't want to distract a viewer away from the color. Love to hear your thoughts.