Up until the discovery of petrolatum and the introduction of toxic chemicals, paints were created using natural ingredients such as: linseed oil, lime, casein from milk, turpentine, citrus oils, chalk and hemp oil.    Natural pigments were also used...

How to Make Natural Paint

Using natural paint won't get you out of a graffiti writing ticket but it's an interesting exercise in making naturally-based art.

Surf at Prout Neck by Guy Corriero, watercolor and casein painting, 2011 - Part of a free eBook on painting water scenes from ArtistDaily.com

Ahoy Matey! Your Free eBook on Painting Water Has Arrived

How to use casein paint

Must read on Casein Paint! Casein Paint "Casein - it's matte, muted and cool, but it's not for the fainthearted. This little-used medium demands care and patience, so let John Molnar (below) introduce you to its joys.

Lynn Hoppe 'the tree tender' watercolors, gouache, oil pastels, casein paint and beeswax on old book page - approx. 4" x 6"

Lynn Hoppe 'the tree tender' watercolors, gouache, oil pastels, casein paint and beeswax on old book page

What is Casein Paint

Must read on Casein Paint! Casein Paint "Casein - it's matte, muted and cool, but it's not for the fainthearted. This little-used medium demands care and patience, so let John Molnar (below) introduce you to its joys.

BLUE PAINTED STEPBACK CUPBOARD - 19th c. New England, primitive pine, with robin's egg blue casein paint over gray, the interior in pale green, the upper cabinet with two doors, four shelves, the lower cabinet with a single door over two shelves, all with porcelain knob latches and original wooden thumb turns, 80" x 45" x 16", 35" to the 5" stepback. Old dry surface and use patina.

BLUE PAINTED STEPBACK CUPBOARD - 19th c. New England, primitive pine, with robin's egg blue casein paint over gray, the interior in pale green, the upper cabinet with two doors, four shelves, the lower cabinet with a single door over two shelves, all with porcelain knob latches and original wooden thumb turns, 80" x 45" x 16", 35" to the 5" stepback. Old dry surface and use patina.

About Casein Paint

Must read on Casein Paint! Casein Paint "Casein - it's matte, muted and cool, but it's not for the fainthearted. This little-used medium demands care and patience, so let John Molnar (below) introduce you to its joys.

Gurney Journey: Casein Painting

James Gurney - Entrance Ramp, casein, 5 x 8 inches. I limit my casein colors to three (plus white): raw umber, golden ochre, and cobalt blue. The underpainting of tinted Venetian red adds a contrasting hue.

Blinky Palermo (1943-1977) "Schwarzer Kasten (Black Box)", 1970. Casein paint on canvas on wood 6 x 6 x 2 inches 15.2 x 15.2 x 5.1 cm © Photo courtesy: Zwirner & Wirth / David Zwirner, New York

BLINKY PALERMO Schwarzer Kasten (Black Box) 1970 Casein paint on canvas on wood 6 x 6 x 2 inches x x cm Edition of 33 + 8 A. Signed and dated verso

paint faces using oil pastels, watercolors, and white gouache  absolute fabulous tutorial

Lynne Hoppe: how-to finis - watercolors, gouache, oil pastels, colored pencil, casein paint and graphite

mixed media using white casein paint, watercolors, and alcohol inks on vintage fabric.

Bird Woman - Kate Thompson, mixed media painting, casein white paint, watercolors, alcohol inks on vintage fabric

Ultra Casein Powder. Recipe 2: Casein Borax Paint Ingredients:      5 parts Casein Powder     9 parts Cold Water     2 parts Borax     9 parts Hot water

Recipe Casein Borax Paint Ingredients: 5 parts Casein Powder 9 parts Cold Water 2 parts Borax 9 parts Hot water

Miniature cat painting in egg tempera and casein. Painted by BrandinMiniatures on Etsy

Miniature cat: egg tempera and casein paint by BrandinMiniatures

Bart van der Leck (Dutch, 1876-1958), De Nood [Need], c.1913. Pencil and casein paint on paper

Bart van der Leck (Dutch, De Nood [Need], Pencil and casein paint on paper

step-by-step tutorial on painting a face using oil pastels, watercolors, gouache - by Lynne Hoppe.

lynne hoppe: how to paint faces using oil pastels, watercolors, and white gouache

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