I wonder why there is only one way to paint a sunset anymore in cartoons:
My suggestion to BG painters is to look at the sky instead of looking at cartoon sunsets. Here is a pile of free ideas from God, the greatest color stylist:
Ideas are everywhere, but as I've said before, animation is such an inbred world that many artists don't take advantage of the richness of inspiration just outside their studios to draw from.
Instead we tend to rely on what has been done over and over again in our tiny little field that seems to get tinier with each generation.
Let's turn our senses back on and reflect a wider world to our audience.