Sunday 30 October 2011
The teacher explained how to make skin colour; mostly white, with a dash of red and just a touch of yellow, but not too much.
And that is pretty much how I've been doing it ever since.
Yesterday I was looking at the slightly grubby block of white in my palette, and thought, "I wonder?"
...and did a bit of Googling, and found that loads of other people used different ways of getting skin colour in their watercolour paintings.
Burnt sienna seemed a popular place to start.
So I did.
Only took me forty years to start thinking outside that particular box.
Yet again, it shows how deeply ingrained habit can be. Quite chastening, in a quiet sort of way.