Understanding the concept of backgrounds as a painting techniques.
by Daniel Edmondson
The concept of background can be broken down in to two very distinct concepts. One is the background plane and the other is background information. Background plane is the drapery or the wall behind the still life or whatever is behind the model. There might be one, two or more background planes in a painting. Background information is much like the background whereas we don’t want the viewer to spend a lot of time looking at it but generally occurs in the foreground planes. Click here to read the rest of the article: http://www.danieledmondson.com/Painting-Techniques.htm