Art education, inspiration and encouragement for children and parents in Arlington, VA
While we might describe ourselves as "black, brown or white" the truth is much richer than these simple statements.
Our warm and cool skin tones require mixing a little blue or green along with an orange and yellow to produce the glow and depth of color that we find in our true skin coloration.
Students took the time and patience to blend, mix and smooth out at least four mixed colors. While we might not be able to exactly replicate the tone with a limited oil pastel set, students came up with skin colors that were much more interesting and truthful than the already mixed "peach" or "brown" found in the box.
Jean Frank Stark
I make art and have taught to children for over 20 years.