I used wrapping paper that I had been given for my birthday for a blurred colour back drop, reflecting the colours in the foreground. 
I asked my mother to hold the paper further forward in her left arm so that the whole piece would catch window light. This took ages and by the end of it I was so tired of explaining how to hold paper to her that I didn’t ask her to lower the left bottom corner. I really wish I had.

I used wrapping paper that I had been given for my birthday for a blurred colour back drop, reflecting the colours in the foreground. 

I asked my mother to hold the paper further forward in her left arm so that the whole piece would catch window light. This took ages and by the end of it I was so tired of explaining how to hold paper to her that I didn’t ask her to lower the left bottom corner. I really wish I had.