Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Casein — Day 1

Today, I tried painting in casein for the first time. Casein is an ancient type of paint, it was used in ancient Egypt and continues to be used today. I've been following James Gurney as he's started using casein and I thought I’d like to try it, too.

"Naval Officer," Casein in Stillman & Birn Beta sketchbook,
copyright Sara Light-Waller, 2014

Here is the result of my first casein painting — the portrait of a naval officer from the 18th century. I’m pleased with the result. He looks ready to tell me his story. *smile* The perfect thing for a portrait.

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