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Manikin Prone; casein on board; 10" x 6"

Here's my second attempt at painting with casein - this time on shellac-ed board.  The table-top that you see the manikin on is the unpainted-bare support.

I far prefer the heavy watercolor paper that I did my first casein painting on.  This one felt a bit like painting with pudding on glass.  The issue with watercolor paper, I've read, is that over time casein paint becomes very rigid and brittle.  If it's on a flexible support it can crack if not reinforced or protected under a mat and frame.  I did like the warm effect of the shellac coming through the paint, though.  Something I may be able to simulate once I start in with some colors.

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