SMITH, Marshall, The Art of Painting According to the Theory and Practise of the Best Italian, French, and Germane Masters. Treating of The Antiquity of Painting. The Reputation it allways had. The Characters of severall Masters. Proportion. Action and Passion. The Effects of Light. Perspective. Draught. Colouring. Ordonnance. Far more Compleat and Compendious then hath yet been publisht by any, Ancient or Modern. By M. S. Gent., London, The Vendüe, 1692.1 quotations
But in works finish’d to be seen near at Hand, you must apply each Colour properly in its place, sweetning with a light Hand all their Extremitys, without Tormenting or Fretting them, that their Purity may be preserv’d.
We must have regard to the scituation of Colours, where we must observe to put before the Picture, those which are Naturally the stronger and of the greatest Purity ; that by the Force of their Briskness, we may keep back the Force of them which are Compounded, and which must appear at a distance ; [...].