Richeson Shiva Casein

Casein 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 watercolour washes.  Because casein has an exceptional integrity of colour 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 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 on to the next stage within a few hours, instead of waiting for days, or even months, as with oils.

Richeson Shiva Casein is a series of 32 colours, available in 37ml tubes.  Titanium White is also available in a 150ml tube. Casein Emulsion is available in a 110ml bottle.

Basic Casein Set of 6
Basic Casein Set of 6
Includes 37ml tubes of Titanium White, Ivory Black, Rose Red, Naples Yellow, Ultramarine Blue Deep and Shiva Green.
Basic Casein Set of 6£39.95
Wooden Box Set of 6
Wooden Box Set of 6
Set includes 37ml tubes of Titanium White, Ivory Black, Rose Red, Naples Yellow, Ultramarine Blue Deep and Shiva Green, packaged in an elegant, slide-top wooden box.
Wooden Box Set of 6£52.30
Wooden Box Set of 12
Wooden Box Set of 12
Set contains 37ml tubes in a wooden slide-top box: Titanium White, Ivory Black, Rose Red, Light Red, Naples Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Shiva Green, Ultramarine Blue Deep, Shiva Blue, Shiva Violet, Burnt Sienna and Golden Ochre.
Wooden Box Set of 12£94.95
Casein Emulsion 110ml bottle
Casein Emulsion 110ml bottle
The pure casein binder that is used to make casein paints. It can be mixed with casein paints to improve the brushability or flow without altering any other characteristics. When using casein paints for very thin washes, mix one part Casein Emulsion with five parts water to ensure colour brilliance and to maintain adhesion and integrity of the paint film.
Casein Emulsion 110ml bottle£7.45
Titanium White 37ml
Titanium White 37ml
Excellent lightfastness
Titanium White 37ml£6.50
Titanium White 150ml
Titanium White 150ml
Excellent lightfastness
Titanium White 150ml£16.50
Ivory Black
Ivory Black
Excellent lightfastness
Ivory Black£6.50
Halftone Black
Halftone Black
Excellent lightfastness
Halftone Black£6.50
Payne's Grey
Payne's Grey
Excellent lightfastness
Payne's Grey£6.50
Light Red
Light Red
Excellent lightfastness
Light Red£6.50
Alizarin Crimson
Alizarin Crimson
Fair lightfastness
Alizarin Crimson£8.95
Venetian Red
Venetian Red
Excellent lightfastness
Venetian Red£6.50
Rose Red
Rose Red
Excellent lightfastness
Rose Red£8.95
Cadmium Red Deep
Cadmium Red Deep
Excellent lightfastness
Cadmium Red Deep£11.45
Cadmium Red Pale
Cadmium Red Pale
Excellent lightfastness
Cadmium Red Pale£11.45
Cadmium Red Scarlet
Cadmium Red Scarlet
Excellent lightfastness
Cadmium Red Scarlet£11.45
Shiva Rose
Shiva Rose
Fair lightfastness
Shiva Rose£8.95
Yellow Ochre
Yellow Ochre
Excellent lightfastness
Yellow Ochre£6.50
Cadmium Yellow Light
Cadmium Yellow Light
Excellent lightfastness
Cadmium Yellow Light£11.45
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Excellent lightfastness
Cadmium Yellow Medium£11.45
Naples Yellow Hue
Naples Yellow Hue
Very good lightfastness
Naples Yellow Hue£6.50
Cadmium Orange
Cadmium Orange
Excellent lightfastness
Cadmium Orange£11.45
Cerulean Blue
Cerulean Blue
Excellent lightfastness
Cerulean Blue£8.95
Cobalt Blue
Cobalt Blue
Excellent lightfastness
Cobalt Blue£11.45
Ultramarine Blue Deep
Ultramarine Blue Deep
Excellent lightfastness
Ultramarine Blue Deep£8.10
Shiva Blue (Phthalo)
Shiva Blue (Phthalo)
Excellent lightfastness
Shiva Blue (Phthalo)£6.50
Permasol Blue
Permasol Blue
Excellent lightfastness
Permasol Blue£6.50
Shiva Violet
Shiva Violet
Very good lightfastness
Shiva Violet£6.50
Terra Verte
Terra Verte
Excellent lightfastness
Terra Verte£6.50
Cadmium Green
Cadmium Green
Excellent lightfastness
Cadmium Green£11.45
Shiva Green (Phthalo)
Shiva Green (Phthalo)
Excellent lightfastness
Shiva Green (Phthalo)£6.50
Chromium Oxide Green
Chromium Oxide Green
Excellent lightfastness
Chromium Oxide Green£8.10
Burnt Sienna
Burnt Sienna
Excellent lightfastness
Burnt Sienna£6.50
Burnt Umber
Burnt Umber
Excellent lightfastness
Burnt Umber£6.50
Raw Sienna
Raw Sienna
Excellent lightfastness
Raw Sienna£6.50
Raw Umber
Raw Umber
Excellent lightfastness
Raw Umber£6.50
Golden Ochre
Golden Ochre
Excellent lightfastness
Golden Ochre£8.10