Backdrop / Portrait practice. I find that when I'm painting a new backdrop I never feel like it's finished. I always seem to want to add a little touch up here and there. So the best way to determine if it's "done" is to test it out with a practice shoot.
Changed up the lighting only slightly from the first series to the second. Then for the third series I threw more light onto the backdrop itself to see how it would play out.
Loved the texture it held with a strong shadow light. Kept my aperture at F5.6 to keep a bit more focused.
Staying at F5.6 but adding a bit more color to see how the look would hold.
After a couple of series my mood gets a bit sillier. More color, sunglasses and attitude! Opened up slightly to F4 with that additional light to the backdrop but traded it for a punchier light setup on me.
Will refrain from adding more paint to this one -- I like all three looks and I'd say it passed muster with flying colors!