How to paint

Cherry Blossoms

How to paint

Cherry Blossoms

Welcome to your online tutorial where you can paint at your own pace and from the comfort of your home. 

Enjoy a glass of wine (or two!) while you learn the craft of wine painting.

Note: if you do not have wine available to mix with the paint try grape or raspberry juice!

Welcome to your online tutorial where you can paint at your own pace and from the comfort of your home. 

Enjoy a glass of wine (or two!) while you learn the craft of wine painting.

Note: if you do not have wine available to mix with the paint try grape or raspberry juice!

Your Wine Package will include:

• Step One Instructions for your wine paint
• Step Two Instructions on your art station set up
• Test Sheet
• Paint Brush
• 3 Plastic Containers with Bases
• Instructions on sealing your painting
• Cabernet Franc dried Wine Paint

Located on the very bottom

• Art print in protective sleeve
(use white backer-board in frame for extra support)
• Extra blank watercolour paper to create your own wine painting

Your Wine Package will include:

• Step One Instructions for your wine paint
• Step Two Instructions on your art station set up
• Test Sheet
• Paint Brush
• 3 Plastic Containers with Bases
• Instructions on sealing your painting
• Cabernet Franc dried Wine Paint

Located on the very bottom

• Art print in protective sleeve
(use white backer-board in frame for extra support)
• Extra blank watercolour paper to create your own wine painting

Step One

Creating your wine paints

Allowing your paints to sit will give the dried wine time to absorb the liquid. Most likely you will have to add more wine as they tend to dry out but be careful not to add to much.

Please note!
Every wine colour is unique so your painting will be different than mine but that’s the fun part of wine painting.
Not one piece will be the same!

Container ONE:
Pour a small amount of Cabernet Franc wine into this container.

Container Two:
Open your dried wine pouch and pour the contents into 1 of the plastic containers. You will need a small amount of Cabernet Franc to mix with the paint.  

**if you do not have wine available, try substituting with grape juice or raspberry juice.

Gradually add the wine in small amounts, adding more until you have a somewhat thick consistency.

Container Three:
Fill with water for mixing and washing brush.

Container ONE:
Pour a small amount of Cabernet Franc wine into this container.

Container Two:
Open your dried wine pouch and pour the contents into 1 of the plastic containers. You will need a small amount of Cabernet Franc to mix with the paint.  

**if you do not have wine available, try substituting with grape juice or raspberry juice.

Gradually add the wine in small amounts, adding more until you have a somewhat thick consistency.

Container Three:
Fill with water for mixing and washing brush.

Before you start painting

create your swatches and do some testing

Take out your test sheet of art paper and create
2 swatches of your wine.
1. Cabernet Franc Wine           2. Cabernet Franc Paint
*Hint: create a swatch at the bottom of your painting for referencing after framing.

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)

Adding swatches at the bottom of the painting is a great way to show the different wines to admirers.

Before you start painting

create your swatches and do some testing

Take out your test sheet of art paper and create 3 swatches of your wine.
1. Cabernet Franc Wine
2. Cabernet Franc Paint

Adding swatches at the bottom of the painting is a great way to show the different wines to admirers.

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.

Step Two

Reference the guidelines on your step two insert for setting up your art staton.

Art Station

Now that your art station is set up and you have your wines, I mean paints, ready. You can begin!

Note that I’ve taped my painting to a board rather than the table. This way I can move the board around when painting. Not necessary to do, but comes in handy.

Take your time removing the tape at the end. Gently pull back on an angle and not straight up which could cause tearing of your painting.
When complete, I seal the piece with an archival spray when it is still taped down. This saves you the hassle of taping again or the chances of the painting to become wavy if no taping is done.

Art Station

Now that your art station is set up and you have your wines, I mean paints, ready. You can begin!

Note that I’ve taped my painting to a board rather than the table. This way I can move the board around when painting. Not necessary to do so but sometimes comes in handy.

Take your time removing the tape at the end. Gently pull back on an angle and not straight up which could causing tearing of your piece.
When complete, I seal the piece with an archival spray when it is still taped down. This saves you the hassle of taping again or the chances of the painting to become wavy if no taping is done.

Let's Start Painting!

Remember!

Remember that yours will not be the exact same as mine.
There is never a right or wrong way, just guidelines to follow.

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

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!

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!