Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

On the first day of Christmas
My friend gave to me

This fruit

From her Orange Tree

We don't live in the part of Texas that grows orange trees. My friend's new little tree had a crop of four and she shared one of them with me.

That's just the way she is.

Always sharing.


On the First day of Christmas

I give to you.....

Starting today on this first day of Christmas, and each day for the next 12 days, I wish to share with you a little tidbit of something I do, something I think about, something I use in my art.

Today, I share with you "flesh". Here are the colors I use to make flesh.

Titanium White

Naphthol Red Light

Hansa Yellow Medium

Notice the little blobs of these colors in the lower right corner in the above picture.

In this photo I have mixed those little blobs for a beautiful pink skin tone.

I don't always use this red and this yellow. For a variation in skin tone, I use other reds and yellows in my stash.

Merry Christmas,



  1. Sharon what a great idea. Sharing things to do with your beautiful work with us.
    have a wonderful christmas.

  2. I wondered what you use for those delicious skin tones! I often use the same combination... but it looks more orange than pink. :-(

  3. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas Sharon and I hope you have an extremely happy, healthy and successful 2008. Love the tree.

  4. I love peeking at how you work. I may have to take notes.

    My daughter has a huge orange tree but the fruit really isn't ripe until about the end of January.

    Hope your Christmas was lovely.


  5. Sharon,

    Thanks for sharing this. There are a lot of budding artists out there who have no access to art classes. Every time you share something like this it helps the rest of us as we muddle along.


  6. thanks ever so much for the flesh coloring tip.


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