Making Casein Paint Part 1 Equipment you'll need, reasons to make your own paint.
Making Casein Paint Part 2 Measuring, Making the Paste of dried pigment and water.
Part 3 Mulling the paste to make professional artist paint, testing the paint.
A value painting in charcoal. For pastel, a spray fixitive to finish and for casein use alcohol and a brush to set the charcoal.
Make color decisions based on temperature, contrast, add complementary colors to each other for emphasis. Cooler colors stay in background.
The foreground is more developed with lights in the shadows, foliage in trees intensified, accent colors in fallen leaves.
Final stages where background is simplified and greyed, foreground interest is emphasized with details in contrasts, accent colors and hard lines.
Check back for more about putting your plein air kit together, art of the quick sketch, the right equipment for the weather, painting in the car, making a grisaille, try making your own pastels!