• MIXING FLESH TONES - ROUND SIXPosted on August 31, 2016


    My personal color mixing exercise - sketching a little 9" x 11" oil portrait once a week with a different triad of paints. This week's model is Anna, a twelve-year-old girl from Albion, New York who loves to dress in camo. She is painted in CADMIUM RED, SAP GREEN and YELLOW OCHRE with WHITE. The raw paints became the abstract on the right. Anna's pale skin was a challenge since the changes in tone were so subtle. Unlike the deep grooves and wrinkles in an older person, a child's face has little contrast for a painter to hang on to.