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From rich opaques of oil to thin watercolor washes - One of the most durable mediums known to man

Casein (kay'seen) is a quick-drying, aqueous medium using a milk-based binding agent, and is one of the most durable mediums known to man. Nine thousand year old casein cave paintings have been discovered in Asia, and later, the medium was used by Byzantine, Roman and Renaissance artists including the Old Masters.Richeson Casein is a versatile, professional, water-based medium known for its velvety finish!

Richeson Casein Colors are fast-drying, reworkable water-soluble paints. Caseins are great for underpainting and work with oils!

Key Features:
  • Milk protein-based paints
  • Dries to a natural matte finish
  • Apply in any manner from impasto to watercolor
  • Casein can be used on interior walls, metal, wood, laminates, metal, glass or ceramics
  • Archival: Yes. Properly done and with a protective varnish
  • Good choice for dry and light, wet media sketching
  • Perfect medium to use for underpainting
  • Dries quickly
  • From rich opaques of oil to thin watercolor washes
Perfect For:
  • Suitable for a variety of surfaces
  • Great for illustration work
  • Casein can be used on canvas, although only in very thin application
  • All-purpose paper in a sketching format
  • You can paint on 140lb. watercolor paper if the painting will be properly framed shortly after completion
  • You can apply casein "juicy" likewatercolors, impasto like oils, or anything in between
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Richeson Casein Paint Color Sets

From rich opaques of oil to thin watercolor washes - One of the most durable mediums known to man

Casein (kay'seen) is a quick-drying, aqueous medium using a milk-based binding agent, and is one of the most durable mediums known to man. Nine thousand year old casein cave paintings have been discovered in Asia, and later, the medium was used by Byzantine, Roman and Renaissance artists including the Old Masters. Richeson Casein is a versatile, professional, water-based medium known for its velvety finish!

Richeson Casein Colors are fast-drying, reworkable water-soluble paints. Caseins are great for underpainting and work with oils!

Key Features:
  • Milk protein-based paints
  • Dries to a natural matte finish
  • Apply in any manner from impasto to watercolor
  • Casein can be used on interior walls, metal, wood, laminates, metal, glass or ceramics
  • Archival: Yes. Properly done and with a protective varnish
  • Good choice for dry and light, wet media sketching
  • Perfect medium to use for underpainting
  • Dries quickly
  • From rich opaques of oil to thin watercolor washes
Perfect For:
  • Suitable for a variety of surfaces
  • Great for illustration work
  • Casein can be used on canvas, although only in very thin application
  • All-purpose paper in a sketching format
  • You can paint on 140lb. watercolor paper if the painting will be properly framed shortly after completion
  • You can apply casein "juicy" likewatercolors, impasto like oils, or anything in between

"Casein is a water-based paint medium with working properties that resemble gouache, cel vinyl—and, in some respects, oil. I've used all of those latter paints quite a bit, but casein has qualities all its own. It can be used transparently, but it has great opacity when you need it, something often lacking in acrylic. It's one of the oldest paint mediums, dating all the way back to the Egyptians – JAMES GURNEY"

What is Casein?

Casein (kay'seen) is a quick-drying,aqueous medium using a milk-based binding agent, and is one of the most durable mediums known to man. Nine thousand year old casein cave paintings have been discovered in Asia. Later, the medium was used by Byzantine, Roman and Renaissance artists, including the Old Masters. Known for their versatility and array of capabilities, casein paints can be used to create a variety of effects from the rich opaques of oil to thin watercolor washes. Because casein has an exceptional integrity of color and always dries to a perfect matte finish, it is unexcelled for art reproduction. The velvety matte finish can also be buffed to a satin sheen or varnished to produce a resemblance to oils. Over time, casein pigments become resistant to moisture and as history has proven, the medium has a durability and permanence which has easily stood the test of time. Because it dries quickly, it is possible to lay down a glaze and move onto the next stage within a few hours instead of waiting for days, or even months, as with oils

Can I mix casein with other mediums?

Yes you can! Use casein over watercolor or gouache or as an underpainting for acrylic, pastel or oils. If using casein under oils, apply a barrier layer of Damar varnish over the casein before the oil paint. Casein can also be used under oils as an excellent underpainting medium.

Richeson Casein Color Sets The Shiva Series is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great option for plein air I purchased the casein paints to use primarily for plein air composition paintings, but love the feel and ease of use such that I will use them in studio as well. Nice opacity and flow, can thin with water for a variety of layering options. Be aware these are very flat and opaque. This is what I was looking for and so am are very happy, but these are very different from watercolors. You can mix casein with watercolor for deeper hue and value variations. I am glad I added these to my kit, though they would not be my primary medium
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fun plein air paint I saw James Gurney use this on plein air paint. It can be used as a beautiful opaque with watercolor washes and/or ink. It dries quickly,it's easy to use and clean and has a beautiful matt, not chalky finish. It dries permanent, and can be painted over which makes it a good plein air tool.
Date published: 2013-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice paints but a bit smelly These are really nice paints. I've never painted with Casein. They have an unpleasant smell however, and I believe it's ammonia. If you're ammonia sensitive, these are probably not for you. They irritated my eyes. Colors are very vibrant and paint is a nice consistency and blended easily.
Date published: 2012-01-30
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Richeson Casein Paints - Basic Casein Set of  6 37ml Tubes
Name:Casein Basic Set of 6
Size: 37 Ml
Color:Assorted Colors
Item #:
59266
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  • This set includes the following colors*:

    Set includes 1.25oz. tubes of

    • titanium white
    • ivory black
    • rose red
    • Naples yellow
    • ultramarine blue deep
    • Shiva green (phthalo).
Richeson Casein Paints - Color Theory Set of 6 37ml Tubes
Name:Casein Color Theory Set of 6
Size: 37 Ml
Color:Assorted Colors
Item #:
V06126
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  • Casein Color Theory Set of 6 Perfect for color theory, casein has little color shift and mixes easily!

    • Set includes 1.25oz. tubes of: Shiva rose
    • cadmium yellow light
    • ultramarine blue deep
    • cadmium orange
    • Shiva green (phthalo)
    • Shiva violet.
Richeson Casein - Underpainting Set of 6 37ml Tubes
Name:Casein Underpainting Set of 6
Size: 37 Ml
Color:Assorted Colors
Item #:
V06127
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  • Casein Underpainting Set of 6 Water media and oil underpainting material in a basic warm and cool color set for every painter!

    • Set includes 1.25oz. tubes of:
    • burnt sienna
    • raw umber
    • Payne’s grey
    • yellow ochre
    • cadmium red pale
    • permasol blue.
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Richeson Casein Paint Color Sets

From rich opaques of oil to thin watercolor washes - One of the most durable mediums known to man

Casein (kay'seen) is a quick-drying, aqueous medium using a milk-based binding agent, and is one of the most durable mediums known to man. Nine thousand year old casein cave paintings have been discovered in Asia, and later, the medium was used by Byzantine, Roman and Renaissance artists including the Old Masters.Richeson Casein is a versatile, professional, water-based medium known for its velvety finish!

Richeson Casein Colors are fast-drying, reworkable water-soluble paints. Caseins are great for underpainting and work with oils!

Key Features:
  • Milk protein-based paints
  • Dries to a natural matte finish
  • Apply in any manner from impasto to watercolor
  • Casein can be used on interior walls, metal, wood, laminates, metal, glass or ceramics
  • Archival: Yes. Properly done and with a protective varnish
  • Good choice for dry and light, wet media sketching
  • Perfect medium to use for underpainting
  • Dries quickly
  • From rich opaques of oil to thin watercolor washes
Perfect For:
  • Suitable for a variety of surfaces
  • Great for illustration work
  • Casein can be used on canvas, although only in very thin application
  • All-purpose paper in a sketching format
  • You can paint on 140lb. watercolor paper if the painting will be properly framed shortly after completion
  • You can apply casein "juicy" likewatercolors, impasto like oils, or anything in between
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