227 my hand in watercolour


I don’t know much about colours, but approaching this one, i thought that i saw some red and some green in my hand. These two tints are ofcourse very sutle on a base of “skin-tone” – i don’t know what else to call this color – but i didn’t know how to get the skin-tone, so i just went directly ahead with the red and green. Obviously this hand looks quite dangerous.. But think that it works well as an exaggerated representation of colour.. (Maybe I’m thinking a bit about the french impressionists who managed to see colours where others didn’t)

Does anybody know how to get a better skin tone in watercolour? Should i start with a white pigment and just blend a little red in, or do you recommend that a go out and buy the specific colour i need?