I began with a pale blue egg shape in the center of the page. I did this because I wanted this portion of my circle to look far away. Pale blue appears to be associated with distant background (i.e., in landscapes, blue recedes into the distance). Hans Hofmann formulated his push/pull theory, positing that adjacent colors have inherent spatial relationships.
The darker concentric colors push into the foreground. The orange field surrounding the outer circle seems to be in the middle distance.
The mauve color at the 4 o’clock position on the circle appears to be a bruise, bleeding into the surround.