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How to paint

Christmas Gnomes

How to paint

Christmas Gnomes

Welcome to your online wine painting class where you will relax and enjoy a glass of wine while painting these cute Christmas Gnomes!

Open your wine package and remove everything, including your art print, test sheet and extra watercolour paper located at the very bottom.

Time to make your paint!

*Note for best results: create your “wine paint” the night before.

Open your dried wine pouch and pour the contents into the marked plastic container marked – “Dried Cabernet Franc“.
Using the provided bottle, fill the second container half full, marked “Cabernet Franc“.

Slowly add wine to the dried contents until you have a thick consistency as shown in the right image.
*I use a small spoon to carry wine over from the other container.

Let both containers sit in your fridge over night. (There are plastic lids included.)
You will go back and forth with these 2 containers throughout the painting process. 
If you need to add more wine to the mixture just take it from the second container.
*That means you won’t have to use any more wine for painting!

*NOTE FOR BEST RESULTS:
create your “wine paint” the night before.

Open your dried wine pouch and pour the contents into the marked plastic container marked – “Dried Cabernet Franc“.
Using the provided bottle, fill the second container half full, marked “Cabernet Franc“.

Slowly add wine to the dried contents until you have a thick consistency as shown in the right image.
*I use a small spoon to carry wine
over from the other container.

Let both containers sit in your fridge over night. (There are plastic lids included.)
You will go back and forth with these 2 containers throughout the painting process. 
If you need to add more wine to the mixture just take it from the second container.

*That means you won’t have to use
any more wine for painting!

Before you paint do some testing...

Take out your test sheet of art paper and create 2 swatches of your wine.
1. Wine           2. Wine Mix

Next try the 2 techniques below, and familiarize yourself with the wine by making swirls and patterns.  
…..a new way of familiarizing yourself with wine. (*wink)

Before you paint do some testing...

Take out your test sheet of art paper and create 2 swatches of your wine.
1. Wine           2. Wine Mix

Next try the 2 techniques below, and familiarize yourself with the wine by making swirls and patterns.  
…..a new way of familiarizing yourself with wine. (*wink)

On your test art paper try these 2 techniques

The Wet on Dry technique is helpful when achieving detail and outlining. 

When I paint with wine I usually start with the outline using the wet on dry technique. This is also a step that I have to do over and over again in order to get those darker shades of wine.

 

The Wet on Wet technique is helpful when blending the wines or adding a soft background.

Try this with both the wine and the wine mix to see the difference in colours and shades.

On your test art paper try these 2 techniques

The Wet on Dry technique is helpful when achieving detail and outlining. 

When I paint with wine I usually start with the outline using the wet on dry technique. This is also a step that I have to do over and over again in order to get those darker shades of wine.

 

The Wet on Wet technique is helpful when blending the wines or adding a soft background.

Try this with both the wine and the wine mix to see the difference in colours and shades.

Wine Tasting Part!

Pour a glass of your Cabernet Franc while you are practising the above.

This wine is from Vineland Estates Winery located in Vineland Ontario
www.vineland.com

A few notes on the wine that you are tasting:
12.5% alcohol
They suggest decanting for 20 mins, however, if you prepared your wine the night before it will be ready to go.

Description:
Blackberry and cassis lead the way with red currant and raspberry filling in. There is also a very small hint of smoked black pepper that keeps the rich fruit notes forward and focused.

Pour a glass of your Cabernet Franc while you are practising the above.

This wine is from Vineland Estates Winery located in Vineland Ontario
www.vineland.com

A few notes on the wine that you are tasting:
12.5% alcohol
They suggest decanting for 20 mins, however, if you prepared your wine the night before it will be ready to go.

Description:
Blackberry and cassis lead the way with red currant and raspberry filling in. There is also a very small hint of smoked black pepper that keeps the rich fruit notes forward and focused.

Wine Painting Part!

Now is the time to start painting!

Follow the “Step Two” instructions in order to set-up your art station.
Once ready, watch the below tutorial video.

Remember that you can email me at any time or contact me through any of my social channels.
I will gladly answer any of your questions or provide any help needed.

mproudlock@hotmail.com

I hope you enjoyed your class

Thank you for participating in an at home version of my “wine painting” class. 

Please share your experience and I would LOVE to see your creations! 

I hope you enjoyed your class

Thank you for participating in an at home version of my “wine painting” class. 

Please share your experience and I would LOVE to see your creations!