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FAA demo to use casein

FALLBROOK – On Saturday, Jan.21, Fallbrook Art Association welcomes artist Krentz Johnson to their General Meeting for a painting demonstration using the media of casein. Johnson is a long-time artist who earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1978 at San Diego State University, earned degrees in New York, founded art galleries in San Diego and is presently a Courtroom Sketch Artist in San Diego area courts since 2003.

Her work is shown in the Santa Ysabel Art Gallery, as well as the FAA Gallery and in many national art association competitions. An award-winning plein-air artist for many years, her work is intriguing and colorful showing the gorgeous scenery of life around Southern California.

The demo and workshop will feature Johnson's favorite plein-air medium, casein, a milk-based medium and has been used since ancient Egyptian times as a form of distemper paint, and is still used today. One of the qualities for which artists value casein paint is that, unlike gouache, a water-based opaque paint, it dries to an even consistency. Also it can resemble oil painting more than most watercolor paints like acrylic, gouache, or watercolor. Over time it will become water resistant. This should be a very interesting demo by a very accomplished artist.

The General Meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. with the artist's critique of member's paintings and the afternoon workshop starts at 1 p.m. the same day. The public is welcome. Registering for the workshop in advance is encouraged, but sign-ups are also accepted that day. The cost to members is $40, $50 for non-members. Call Carol Reardon to register for the workshop and receive a materials list, 760-221-5577.

FAA's Gallery is located at 300 N. Brandon Road. General meetings are held at the Fallbrook Women's Club, 238 W. Mission Road, the third Saturday of each month. FAA has a new art show every month at The Gallery with added theme shows along with their general art shows which are open to all members and guest artists. Entry forms and info can be found at

Submitted by the Fallbrook Art Association.


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