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The May 2024 issue of PORTRAIT PAINTER is video heavier than usual. The focus is mixing flesh tones, the theory and practice. Flesh tones are a major stumbling block for the beginning portraitist. All too often the portrait 'chalks out'. Too much white. Not enough chroma. Even the palest sitter's skin tone is much darker than one would suppose. There are innumerable approaches to mixing flesh tones. Some good, some bad, a few excellent. Once you find a compatible process, master it and then adapt it to your needs and voice. The beginning artist is well advised to spend as much time on mixing colors as they would painting. With practice that will soon change.

Creative Process discusses the Elements of Contrast and their utilization in my painting Sarah.

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