Kaldi Coffee (Los Angeles, CA)

Casein on Ampersand Gessobord

I visited Kaldi Coffee this weekend, after dropping by CALA (Comic Art LA). My plein air cafe casein paintings have followed the same workflow as documented in these screenshots. I start with a rainbow colored pencil in order to establish my objects and that I get everything I need to in the picture. When I go to put the initial washes down, the colored pencil will still be visible through the thin paint. This helps me keep track of my pencil drawing as I’m laying in preliminary colors.

From there it’s constant refining, tweaking, rendering, and adding detail.

I’m using Richeson Shiva Casein on Ampersand Gessobord. Colors used were Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Burnt Sienna, and Burnt Umber.

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