Try painting on black paper instead of a stark white blank page.
It adds a dramatic mood your painting even before you begin painting any colours on the page. The black undertone seems to enhance the intensity of the colours.
See the examples below.
|Kiwi on black paper|
You can do the same if you are painting on a canvas by painting the background black. These days there are plenty of brands that have a Black Gesso (primer, sealer and undercoat) available in black
|Painting on Black Paper brings out the colours|
To help use a paint that has strong bright bold and true colours like FAS Super Tempera. It always helps to use fine art supplies right from the start.
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