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Old 01-02-2018, 11:12 AM
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Started making casein with borax and began with dry pigments but switched pretty quick to pigment dispersions from guerra paints. I am loving this stuff. I've tried various supports, including panel with casein gesso, but what I like best so far is watercolor paper, since the paint really sits on top and that makes it pretty vibrant. Plus for me it is less likely to lift. I also messed around a bit with adding casein binder to oil paints, and wow--the paint dried almost immediately, faster than acrylic, and also became matte. I might play around more with that later, but meanwhile I am enjoying learning about casein binder + pigments dispersions on 140# CP paper. Using a different medium is giving me permission to change my style, make it more abstract. This is my most recent, finished this morning, "Forest on the Edge," 18 x 24". Did a lot more glazing here.
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Re: New to casein

Nice mood and depth. I am pretty new to Caseins myself and find it very versatile. I think your painting is an interesting use of the medium. Gary
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Re: New to casein

Thanks, Gary! I have really been enjoying learning about this medium. There is really not a lot of info out there about it and not a lot of examples of paintings, either, although I have scoured the internet for inspirations.

Your post about varnishing and the before and after shots inspired me to dig into that. I have some Dorland's wax medium and have tried that on some scrap paintings. It works fine, but that it's made out of dry cleaning fluid kind of bothers me, so I want to try a homemade shellac varnish. I will post about how that comes out.
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Re: New to casein

Just as I mentioned to Perry about Gouache, James Gurney has several short videos about Casein Painting.

http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/se...ein%20Painting

I also bought his "Casein in the Wild" DVD.

Look forward to see how things come out. Gary
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You've got a beauty here, Harold. The colors are fantastic and your handling of edges lends a mystical-magical air. Well done!

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Thank you, Mary!

Trikist, I've watched a couple of James Gurney's casein videos--neat! I like his work a lot and have used his book on Imaginative Realism quite a bit.
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The subject is reminiscent of our Great Smoky Mountains and the colors are beautiful. Hope you continue to post your experiments as I've just started with casein myself.

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Thanks, AbyA. I will definitely continue to post about my experiments.
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