This is a birthday present for my best friend, Janie. Its of her horse, Annie. I am completely stumped where the background is concerned. No Idea what it should be. Any suggestions? The sooner the better Annie likes water but I'm afraid that will take too long for me to do.
First of all, that is a very nice horse!
If you're having trouble thinking of something, maybe try drawing a scene with some complementing colors to the horse and see if they turn into anything. It might look nice with a little bit of white somewhere to really make her markings stand out.
I wish I could be more help, but I generally do the same thing that you did. I paint the horse and then try to think of a background later! Hahaha