The background was to bright and wanted it to recede more so I changed its color.

Warm colors (reds and yellows) tend to come forward and cool colors (blues) tend to move backward. Originally I had a very bright, high chroma, yellowish color in the background but it was much too distracting. I had always planned to put a thin layer of paint over it with some of it showing through but after the first glaze over the background yesterday I realized I needed to go further. So, I covered the entire background with a grayish blue color and I’m much more happy with how it makes the figure move forward and become more focused. I still have another layer that I want to put over the background but for now I’m much more happy with it.


  • Session: 2097
  • Work: 1505
  • Width: 17"
  • Height: 30"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 1
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Chris Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."