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dbclemons
08-21-2006, 07:58 PM
This is a fairly recent casein painting. 8x10" paper on panel. Mom Regina and daughter Leah.

JamieWG
08-21-2006, 08:03 PM
This is a great "feel good" piece, David! You're going to get me pulling out those caseins again in no time! I love the emotional impact of this one, and the variations of the textures.

Jamie

veedubya
08-21-2006, 08:45 PM
wow= super work.

Richard Saylor
08-22-2006, 01:17 AM
...You're going to get me pulling out those caseins again in no time! I love the emotional impact of this one, and the variations of the textures...It inspires me, too. Splendid job, David.

Richard

Ketze
08-22-2006, 01:57 AM
wow yeah! Obviously a master of the medium.

Would you tell us some things about your process pls?
The paper: is that WC paper?
Do you prefer casein to gouache or tempera?

dbclemons
08-22-2006, 10:49 AM
Thanks everyone. I appreciate the kind words.

Ketze, this particular piece is on a fairly thin cotton rag paper mounted to hardboard. I'm always experimenting with different papers. There's a Canson paper called Montval Acrylic that I like, and a specialty paper Multimedia Artboard that holds up really well.

This one has a bit more carefully traced details in graphite than how I normally work, just because of the small details and lines of the chair that I wanted to keep.

I used a bit of a gold tone underpainting wash on this one that I sealed with shellac to keep from mixing into the top layers. Paint thinned with emulsion was used in the grass area to help give a more translucent texture.

Casein is my favorite water-based media, but I'm quite fond of gouache as well. I've not made any egg tempera paintings in a long time, but I've used it in oil emulsions.

idcrisis55
08-22-2006, 03:53 PM
Beautifully expressive painting. One can see the joy and love in their faces. Nicely done!

Ann

Dallen
08-23-2006, 09:10 PM
:clap: Beautiful painting! :clap:

This painting really demonstrates the wonderful, alive qualities that are unique to Caseins. I really enjoyed looking at this painting, it made my heart smile.

yogi
08-25-2006, 12:13 AM
Stopped in here because this is one medium I've never tried, and look what wonderful work greets me! So much heart. Beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing.

dbclemons
08-25-2006, 10:42 AM
Thank you yogi, Dallen, and Ann. I'm glad you like it.

AriadneArts
08-30-2006, 11:18 AM
I'm always experimenting with different papers. There's a Canson paper called Montval Acrylic that I like, and a specialty paper Multimedia Artboard that holds up really well.



Very nice piece, David. Heartwarming.

Now, where can I get hold of Multimedia Artboard? It's been on my list for months, but I haven't had any luck finding it.

dbclemons
08-30-2006, 02:56 PM
Eileen, I stumbled across the stuff browsing a mall. Picked it up in a Hobby-Lobby (http://www.hobbylobby.com) chain store, and bought a few large sheets. Jerry's Artarama (http://www.jerrysartarama.com/) lists it, as does ASW (http://www.aswexpress.com/)and Blick (http://www.dickblick.com/zz134/01/).

AriadneArts
08-31-2006, 09:12 AM
Thanks so much, David. I do go regularly to Jerry's site and to Blick. Guess I needed to look harder. Hadn't heard of the others, though. Thanks for all the links.

Eileen, I stumbled across the stuff browsing a mall. Picked it up in a Hobby-Lobby (http://www.hobbylobby.com) chain store, and bought a few large sheets. Jerry's Artarama (http://www.jerrysartarama.com/) lists it, as does ASW (http://www.aswexpress.com/)and Blick (http://www.dickblick.com/zz134/01/).

lonestar
09-01-2006, 09:30 AM
Wow! just look at that! Mother and Child..beautiful work..unconditional love...very cool.
dawn