Painting in which velvet is used as the support instead of canvas, paper, or similar materials
A black velvet painting
A velvet painting is a type of painting distinguished by the use of velvet (usually black velvet) as the support, in place of canvas, paper, or similar materials. The velvet provides an especially dark background against which colors stand out.
Velvet painting is an ancient[when?] technique, and took on a new popularity in the United States in the late 20th century.
^Nina C. Ayoub (March 6, 2011) "Tacky or Terrific? The Art of Experience", Chronicle of Higher Education,