when i decided to stop using acrylics (a year ago?) i wasn't sure if i'd be able to paint in a layered/textured way that satisfied me. what i've found is that with gouache, casein paint, watercolors, colored pencils, and oil pastels i can get as thick and textured as i want. i've also figured out that i don't have to buy gouache for opaque color. if i paint straight out of the tube (which i do all while) i can buy tubes of watercolors, which are usually less expensive.
lately i've been moving away from white casein paint and towards white gouache. my favorite is m. graham titanium white, and a big tube that will last *a long time* is only $9.35 at dick blick. i now have holbein, winsor and newton, and m. graham gouache in a bunch of colors and i like them all, but nothing compares to m. graham titanium white for a white - in my opinion of course!
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~ Robert Rauschenberg via tumblr