Casein Painting in the Wild
Follow James Gurney on seven plein-air painting adventures in this informative and entertaining instructional documentary. This time the material is casein, an opaque, fast-drying water-based medium that was popular before acrylic.
Each episode demonstrates a different approach for achieving accuracy and spontaneity. The lessons are applicable to other opaque painting media, especially oil, acrylic, and gouache. The artist documents the various stages from start to finish, complete with a detailed and helpful commentary about the thinking behind the technique.
James Gurney is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Dinotopia book series. His book, Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter was the #1 bestseller on Amazon's Painting category for over 150 weeks and is based on his daily blog gurneyjourney.blogspot.com.
"His approach is pragmatic, placing the paint in service to his concept. Sometimes he records the scene as he sees it. Sometimes he uses his surroundings as raw material for an idea he wants to explore, as in the project where a mundane roadside scene becomes a shimmering contre-jour light show. It's this down-to-earth attitude to his materials that always makes James worth watching." —ImagineFX Magazine
1080p HD Widescreen • 72 minutes