Friday, May 27, 2011

Creating Fleshtones

Portrait - In Progress
Oil on Canvas, 6" sq., c. Catherine Vines
This is the portrait I am building around yesterday's palette.
To backtrack: Using the method outlined in Suzanne Brooker's book, "Portrait Painting Atelier," I started with a large pile of Rembrandt's version of Alizarin Crimson, Permanent Madder Medium, mixed to a value of 5-6.
I then combined that with Yellow Ochre Light and Titanium/Flake White in varying proportions, and separately with Naples Yellow and Titanium/Flake White, again in varying proportions.
I also used some Ultramarine Violet combinations for shadows.
All these colors were in midtone ranges.

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