As I have posted previously,that I am reading James Gurney's blog and fussing around with casein and gouache. I have had a great time with the gouache. But, when I mix it with casein it doesn't turn out so well. The two mix and it takes me too much work to get the hues and values originally desired. I have enjoyed using casein to tone my paper, and then painting with gouache only.One of the people I paint with bought some casein and we are experimenting.
This morning I didn't stop at the computer and did not get bogged down there, but hustled over to the studio, retrieved my casein tubes and headed outside to paint. I drove around a few minutes and felt I was wasting precious morning light, so I just parked and painted the scene down the street. Had a great time, and really enjoyed the casein. It does dry quickly, so I spritzed the paper towel I used for backing several times. I like the soft/muted outcome. My sketch came out pretty much like my gouache sketches. But I will keep messing with it . . . Experimentation is a kick.