How to paint a

FERN PLANT

How to paint a

Fern Plant

Welcome to this 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 instead!

Welcome to this 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 instead!

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
• Merlot 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
• Merlot 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 paint

Step One

Creating your wine paint

For best results, create your wine paint the night before

Open your dried wine pouch and pour the content into the plastic container.

You will need a small amount of Merlot wine to mix with the paint. (or substitute with juice or another wine)

Gradually add the wine in small amounts, adding more until your consistency is like the video and image provided.

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

Fill the 2nd container with a small amount of Merlot wine or the wine that you will be enjoying (or juice). The 3rd container will be for your water.

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

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. Wine           2. Merlot 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)

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. Wine
2. Merlot Paint

Open your dried wine pouch and pour the content into the plastic container.

You will need a small amount of Merlot wine to mix with the paint. (or substitute with juice or another wine)

Gradually add the wine in small amounts, adding more until your consistency is like the video and image provided.

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

Fill the 2nd container with a small amount of Merlot wine or the wine that you will be enjoying (or juice). The 3rd container will be for your water.

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

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.

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. You can begin!

Note, to stop the painting from curling you may tape it down to your table.
Not necessary to do, but sometimes comes in handy.
Remember to 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 piece.

When complete, I seal the piece with an archival spray.

Art Station

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

Note, to stop the painting from curling you may tape it down to your table.
Not necessary to do, but sometimes comes in handy.
Remember to 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 piece.

When complete, I seal the piece with an archival spray.

Let's start painting!

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

Painting with wine is suppose to be a slow and relaxing process.

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!

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