May 9TH FROM 1:00 – 3:00 PM

“Casein – An Overlooked Medium”

Casein paint has been used since ancient Egyptian times. It is derived from a milk protein and is a fast drying water soluble medium that is still used by painters today. Visually it resembles oil painting more than most other water based paints. Barbara Mulleneaux will tell us how she became interested in using casein. During her demonstration she will go over the pros and cons of this medium and share her own experiences with trying something new!

Barbara Mulleneaux, a resident of Green Valley, is a well known Tucson and Tubac area artist, as well an award winning plein air painter throughout the Southwest. She joined the Tucson Plein Air Painters in 2002 and was hooked! She continues to follow trails, swat bugs and chase light. Barbara has served as president of the Sonoran Plein Air Painters and is currently a Signature member. She enjoys participating in plein air competitions and art shows, both regionally and nationally. Barbara’s work is very expressive, using color and texture to convey a personal connection to her subject matter. Her subjects are most often landscapes, but she loves painting the charm of old architecture and an occasional still life. Though Barbara is mostly known for her brilliant oil paintings, more recently she has explored abstracts using cold wax. Another medium she has been captivated with is casein. Barbara teaches classes and workshops in acrylic and oil mediums at her Tubac studio in the Historic Lowe House.