What is Casein? Casein (kay’seen) is a quick-drying, water based medium with a milk-based binding agent. Casein has the wash capabilities of watercolor, the smooth opacity of tempera and gouache, and the richer textures of oils and acrylics. Brushes dipped incasein keep their finesse, producing clear, crisp lines. Unlike oils, casein is a clean, water-soluble medium requiring …More
How NOT to Make Casein
Michelle Muldrow uses the aqueous and graphic casein paint to give fresh painterly color to her urban landscapes. Her scenes describe the buzzing light and glinting metal, linoleum, and synthetic fabrics of department stores. Edited from her website: Muldrow explores the the landscape genre and what it means to be picturesque. She contrasts the idea of the picturesque by …More
What is Casein?
From Richeson: Casein (kay’seen) is a quick-drying, aqueous medium using a milk-based binding agent, and is one of the most durable mediums in history. Nine thousand year old casein cave paintings have been discovered in Asia, and later, the medium was used by Byzantine, Roman and Renaissance artists including the Old Masters. Known for their …More
PAINTING TECHNIQUES TO GET YOU STARTED Blocking in is the step after your sketch, in which the canvas is covered with flat shapes that indicate where elements will go, and what color or value they’ll be. Move past outlines into shapes. You can easily shift and change things around in the blocking in phase, because no …More