Thursday, September 28, 2006
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Monday, September 25, 2006
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Thursday, September 14, 2006
This 6" x 3 1/2" casein practice painting was done in thin washes on 140 lb. Arches watercolor paper. The colors used were Ultramarine Blue Deep, Shiva Rose, Burnt Sienna, Yelow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow Light and, Titanium White. I have shaky hands so the lettering wobbles and bobbles a bit.
Since casein becomes very hard when dry, this watercolor paper would need to be mounted on a firm surface and, varnished.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
09-12-06 Yesterday and today, I worked in caseins. This painting is 7" x 5" on gessoed Ampersand hardboard. The painting has been sealed with Golden GAC 100 and once that dries it will be varnished.
I have taken several photos of this painting both indoors and outside. This scan of the painting represents the work the best. This painting is for sale and can be purchased through PayPal, Here.
Monday, September 11, 2006
There is a Engraved Wall Workshop in the Acrylics Forum at Wet Canvas with Sam as our most patient instructor. This painting is supposed to represent an engraved wall but, as you can see mine isn't working too well. This painting has multiple layers of paint, sponged, splattered, dripped, and glazed. My mind sees the wall as a dull, pinkish marble with some lights and darks and the forms of strawberries engraved in it. This painting looks nothing like what I see in my imagaination ha, ha. I will continue working on this as I am determined to learn the process.
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Yesterday, I decided to practice with casein paints on this 7" x 5" Ampersand board. Casein is an water based medium made from the protein of milk and has been around for centuries. It is best painted on a rigid surface. The paint dries very rapidly and can be applied in washes or impasto.
This unfinished practice piece helped to understand a bit better how casein works. The beautiful part of casein is, after it dries, it can be buffed with a soft cloth for a beautiful satin lustre.