Monday, February 19, 2018
More Spring and a Painting!
Here's a little more taste of Spring as the daffodils have gone crazy blooming! Our temperatures have been up and down and the sun has been in and out! The photo of the daffies was taken on a gloomy day but still hope they're a cheerful sight for those of you tired of winter!
My most recent casein painting was of a daffodil in a glass globe and is probably the biggest reason why I decided casein wasn't for me. The paint handled much like acrylic which is the least favorite medium I've ever tried. No matter what I did, I couldn't get the results I wanted - making the flower appear inside the globe!
This is on clayboard (which may be why I didn't like painting with the casein) and is only about 5X5 inches square. I bought the clayboard because several people had said it was the ideal surface for casein. I only got 3 of the small boards so it wasn't a complete waste and I'm sure I can use the rest for other media. I think too, that other people use different painting methods and have different styles than I do which may make it work great for them.
But, isn't that what art is all about? Finding the medium, the support and the style that works for you, the artist? So, maybe casein will become a favorite medium with the right support - hope so as I've invested a fair amount into paint! Still have to finish a couple of paintings I started with casein and who knows from there!