Saturday, May 28, 2011

Using a Cool Base for Flesh Tones

Portrait - In Progress, Stage II
Oil on Canvas, 6" sq., c. Catherine Vines
It's interesting that the warmer colors photograph much more intensely that the cooler ones.
In general I seem to prefer the warmer palette I mixed for flesh tones. But there is a delicacy to these colors that fits a young girl's skin.
The hair color is turning out to be the most challenging: finding blond tones that work with these flesh tones. I resorted to using a combination of yellow and purple from the skin tones palette.  Now for the adjustments.

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