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CLIP 10018

Painting - mixing skin tone

Painting - mixing skin tone

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Key Info
  • Painting - mixing skin tone
  • Duration: 01:33
  • Artist Julie Bennett shows how to mix a skin tone colour to match a photographic reference, using primary colours to mix a colour based on one of her own source photographs. She also explains why she collects photographs to use as source material and reference points when not working from life and discusses the different skin tones of some of the people featured in her collection of images.
  • Subject:

    Art and Design



  • Keywords: paint, paint mixing, palette, skin tone, artist, Julie Bennett, portraits
Ideas for use in class
  • To develop students' understanding of mixing exact colour matches from primary colours, to support portraiture and other forms of figurative painting. Further revision support materials can be found on the Bitesize website -
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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