LAYERS OF SPACE – Separating compositional space into foreground, middle ground, and background to intensify expressive possibilities and spatial complexity
LIMITED PALETTE – Using a small range of colors.
LINEAR PERSPECTIVE – A system used to develop three-dimensional images on a two-dimensional surface; it develops the optical phenomenon of diminishing size by treating edges as converging parallel lines. They extend to a vanishing point or points on the horizon (eye-level) and recede from the viewer.
LOW KEY – When the colors are predominantly in a dark value range.
LOW SATURATION – A muted version of a pure color.