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Old 01-29-2019, 08:55 PM
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Grisaille in Casein

Hello friends, here are a few grisaille master studies in casein. Umber and titanium white on Bristol board. From Velazquez:





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Critiques always welcome. Thanks for looking!
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Re: Grisaille in Casein

Good stuff. I like the value works on their own merit. Casein is also fun to paint over. Gary
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Re: Grisaille in Casein

Thanks Gary. These were fun to do, and a good introduction to painting in casein for me.
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Re: Grisaille in Casein

I agree that the monochromes are pleasing on their own. Nice work!

How long would one wait for casein to dry if the intention was a grisaille for an oil painting?
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Re: Grisaille in Casein

Thanks Lamar. I'm not sure the answer, but I don't think it would take long. These seem to cure within a few days, and I imagine you could probably paint oil over them as soon as they dry.

I've experimented with glazing over with watercolors, and for that I waited over a week to make sure.
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Re: Grisaille in Casein

If you can get the grisaille right, then you can paint anything. Very nice.
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If you can get the grisaille right, then you can paint anything. Very nice.
Thank you. I seem to struggle more with color than with monochromes like these. But they were a great way to familiarize myself with the medium.
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Re: Grisaille in Casein

Did you pre-mix the grays or mix them as you went along?
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Re: Grisaille in Casein

Bongolian, I just mixed them as I went along. Casein paints dry pretty fast, I'd have to constantly be spraying all the premixed piles to keep them wet. Doable, of course, but it's easier to keep two piles of paint wet than several.
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Bongolian, I just mixed them as I went along. Casein paints dry pretty fast, I'd have to constantly be spraying all the premixed piles to keep them wet. Doable, of course, but it's easier to keep two piles of paint wet than several.
That's how I do my b&w's as well. I ask because your tones are limited to a few and well separated. I tend to get too many gradations and "mud". I've tried pre-mixing four-six tones but not disciplined enough to keep from blending them. This is with acrylics. I'm over here because I want to try my hand at casein.
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