It is interesting how diverse the colors are in skin tones, I find myself painting green skin very often.

I think photos tend to loose a lot of color difference because as I look at myself in the mirror I see all kinds of colors in my skin tones.¬†Such as blues and green. Try it, just look at the back of your hand in good light, preferably sunlight. You should see, if you’re caucasian, blues, greens, pinks, white, reds, yellows all kinds of colors.

And after writing this I realize that I need to get some good photos of non caucasian models. Sigh… I’m so limited by my ability to gather good reference materials.

Green Skin
Green Skin
Green Skin, setup


  • Session: 1486
  • Work: 1209
  • Width: 16"
  • Height: 12"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Home
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Chris Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."