I started out with a black canvas for Mr Moose. Something a little different for me and it was fun. I found that it was more difficult to bring the color out, of course, so Mr Moose looks better under a light. I love experimenting with color and can't wait to try the dozens/hundreds of ideas I have going around in my head. Need more hours in the day!!! It would, also, help if I weren't so scattered. I'm one of those. I head to the table to paint, see the cat, stop to talk to it, hear the dryer go off...go down stairs, run across GusGus, play with him a bit...and it's time to get to the shop! Oh well...that's where I usually paint.