I just couldn't leave the irises alone. I had them sitting in my living room for the last few weeks and the background colors were still bugging me. They seemed to distract from the flowers not compliment them. So I painted them all black. I don't usually change the background after the painting is done because it usually doesn't look quite right. I think this worked though. I like them MUCH better. They look like a set now and the colors really pop.