This entry was originally posted on Monday,  August 27, 2012

If your background appears too vibrant in color and you want to make it recede,

add a thin wash of a complimentary color.

For instance, in the above painting, the foliage behind Quinn was too much of a vibrant green.

It was competing with her and there wasn’t any depth in the painting.

To make it recede, I added a pale wash of red to tone it down and push it back.

This brought Quinn forward more and made her pop.

Leslie Lambert

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