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Shiva Casein is a milk-product based paint which may be thinned with water. An extremely versatile medium, caseins may be applied in any manner, from impasto to thin watercolor washes. They are water soluble, but become insoluble with time and exposure.
Caseins dry quickly to a natural matte finish, making them unexcelled for reproduction. They can also be brought to a satin sheen simply by buffing with a soft cloth. If a gloss finish is desired, casein paintings can be varnished.
Caseins can be used on most surfaces. Because of the inflexibility of the binder, they should not be applied to canvas in heavy impastos. Colors are brilliant, permanent, and intermixable.
Basic Set of 6
Contains 6 colors in 37 ml (1.25 oz) tubes, including Ivory Black, Titanium White, Naples Yellow, Rose Red, Shiva Green (Phthalo), and Ultramarine Blue Deep.
Color Theory Set
Perfect for teaching color theory, casein has minimal color shift and mixes easily. The Color Theory Set contains six 37 ml tubes of Shiva Casein, including Shiva Rose Red, Cadmium Yellow Light, Ultramarine Blue Deep, Cadmium Orange, Shiva Green (Phthalo), and Shiva Violet.
Water media and oil underpainting materials, now in a basic warm and cool color set for every painter. The set contains six 37 ml tubes of Shiva Casein, including Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber, Payne’s Gray, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red Pale, and Permasol Blue.
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
Caution Label — Most colors in this line are certified non-toxic, but some bear the ACMI Caution Label: Cadmium Green, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red Pale, Cadmium Red Scarlet, Cadmium Red Deep, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Yellow Medium, and Cobalt Blue.
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Love the caseins!
By Ann the Artist
from Adams, MA
Comments about Shiva Casein Colors:
I've never used casein's before. I do a lot of painting outside and when I travel so like to take a minimal set up and these + watercolors is perfect.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Calgary, Canada
Bright intense colour. Like the speed in which you can work with it. Dries fast yet remains workable.
Works great , goes on smooth and I can mix with acrylics.
By Icon painter
from Alexandria. VA
I used casein to make acrylics opaque but works great on it's own- very smooth.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Love Shiva Series Casein
By M Cash Artist
from Boulder, Colorado
I use this paint for oil underpainting as well as using the white in a mixed layering technique with oils. Works best on panel.
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Tags: Made with Product
Casein Paints have great covering power
from Campbell River, BC
Good opacityRich colours
IT"S A YES FOR CASEIN!
After seeing the sparkling landscapes painted by Rob Kulas on Facebook, I decided casein was worth a try: fast-drying, water soluble, and costs about 1/5 to 1/10 the price of oil paint, depending on what oil brand you use. What a discovery! Casein is a great all-around paint. Right now I am using it for mixed media preparatory studies, but I can already see it's going to take me a lot farther than that. I highly recommend you try casein[ you'll like it, as the cliche goes--it's true! Thank you Mr. Richeson!!!!
By artist in progrogress
from jacksonville f.
Painting birdhouse gourds, waterproof.
By Michelle the painter
To paint motifs on furniture. It is easy to distress.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
My main medium!
By Joseph Rowland
from Chattanooga TN
I have experimented with various mediums and found this to be the best for me! It flows like warm butter and working on small details is the best because of its easy to manipulate flow. Use a little casein emulsion with water and you can really get hairline details . Drying time is perfect. I found that gouache and acrylic gouache dry too fast. When working in plein air it's perfect as long as you have a rolled up and flattened piece of damp paper towel or cloth.. It lets you get about two hours of working time that way. I have used it in conjunction with m graham oils .. Marvelous product! Great way to get started is for any oil painter to give the under painting set a try and you will understand the capabilities it offers. I like them so much that I'm just going to use them altogether.!! When underpainting a imprimatura or grisaille let it cure for 24 hours before finishing with oils , that way it promotes a better bonded surface! Great job for shiva!
Lovely. Fresh. Difficult.
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