the yellow that fades out of receding planes. As the yellow fades out, the violets and blues seem to increase in intensity."
These examples of his paintings illustrate the concept.
Once you understand that you have to eliminate the yellow as you paint into the background, you then have to understand the pigments that you use. In my March blog I experimented with the Zorn palette which incorporates a red, yellow, blue and black. Using this palette makes your choices easy. Just stop using the yellow as you paint into the background.
If you use a more typical palette of colors, your choices become more complex. Above are the colors that I use. Some of the colors are obvious, such as Cadmium yellow light, Cadmium yellow medium, and Raw Sienna. And some are not. For example, while Cadmium Red Light is a red,
it also contains some yellow. Cerulean Blue is a blue that also contains yellow. You have to know your color composition before you can use this concept effectively.
To further clarify, as you look at the traditional 12 segment color wheel below, you can see the colors that have yellow in them are below the red line, and the colors that do not contain yellow are above the red line.
You can see the cooler blues and greens in the background, and the yellows and greens in the foreground.