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Old 05-16-2019, 08:09 PM
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Watercolor over casein

Hello friends,

I mentioned in another thread about my experiments laying watercolor glazes over cured casein. Here are my first few attempts in master studies of portraits. I think it gives a cool effect.

Prussian blue glaze, after Diego Velazquez:

(Just couldn't resist adding the jaunty cap! Poor Diego is likely rolling over in a fit...)

DS Diopside green glaze, after Jose Maria Acosta:

Rose madder glaze on the couch (and a bit of the shawl thing), after Robert Henri:

I'm now experimenting with using casein and watercolor mixed directly together, with some success. I think both techniques could be used on the same painting.

Thanks for looking, feedback and crits quite welcome!
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