Which means that my foregrounds are usually rather dark.
I was browsing through my galleries just now and it suddenly hit me that the Impressionists got it wrong. Nature isn't all red and mauve and green and yellow. In fact She's mostly brown- as in an old master painting.
Constable, Ruysdael, Poussin are closer to the appearance of things than Monet or Van Gogh.
Which isn't at all what the art historians say.