I am struggling with something. This may be the reason that I never indulged in art before as well, because this is a familiar feeling. I want the viewer to focus on the subject, whatever it is, so when I get done with a picture I struggle as to whether to put any background or surroundings in, or not. When I look at pictures that I’m drawn to I feel that with a nice backgound the picture looks complete. That doesn’t mean that I don’t like pictures without backgrounds, I usually justify this by acknowledging that this person is a “better artist” than myself. I’m not looking for sympathy, just feedback. Thank you.