Wednesday, 21 November 2012


 Above my wolfish experiment, below a student (Lee's) work

I was inspired to try milk painting after seeing this, so I spent a night making a wolf picture and then decided to try it out with my class for life drawing today (Tuesday). This was a little ambitious as there were a lot of students and just two irons, but it gave them a flavor of this technique, which is really lovely and reminds me of lithography which I have not had the opportunity to do for some time now. 
Sorry I am jumping around in my posts at the moment as I am still without my computer.

Above my portrait of the model.


  1. janetkershawillustration November 2012 at 08:20

    I can't find any written instructions on how to do this. Do you just paint with milk and then iron it afterwards?

  2. this sounds exciting!
    and like janet
    would like to know the how

    Patrice A.

    I could not resist
    you are my screensaver
    flying high with branches
    like wings
    now I hope you are ok
    with that....

  3. I would like to know thow to do that too!!

  4. Patrice very happy about that :-D
    Ok in answer to you all Emmel, Patrice and Janet
    you just paint the milk onto paper (we used semi skimmed) I don't know if higher fat content would make a difference.
    Iron with an iron on it's hottest setting (no Steam)
    I built layers up if an ara needed more detail or to be darker then I just repeated the process.

  5. I've never heard of this before, will definitely give it a try! I love your blog by the way, you post such interesting things and inspire a lot of my art classes and my own work, thanks!