Casein and watercolor, 2011

The textures come from an ink resist method. I first painted in white gouache and then covered that in waterproof ink. The gouache was then washed off in water to leave the ink in an effect a little like lithography. From there, it was painted with watercolor and casein.

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Pilsner beer garden

homeless walkerPilsner Beer Garden (4th Ave. Sign), 2011. Casein and watercolor, approx 10×14

This was one of my caseins where I did major revisions – the background was originally a pretty abstract landscape. I may post a photo of that so you can see the capabilities of casein to make alterations. The homeless man is actually from Louisiana, with thanks to Karthik Poobal for his wonderful Creative Commons photo.

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