Push and Pull Make the background count.
by Shirley Roma Charlton
Push and Pull backgrounds
In this rose painting I painted water on the background and only when the shine had gone I painted in shapes of the back ground roses (as the paper was damp they ran and looked out of focus.)
But what is important is where the petal is light I went darker in the backgound and where the edge of the petal was dark I went lighter in the back ground. Called a push and pull. Making your backgrounds count.