How to paint a

Monstera Adansonii

How to paint a

Monstera Adansonii

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.

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.

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
• 4 Plastic Containers with Bases
• Instructions on sealing your painting
• Rosé dried Wine Paint
• Pinot Noir 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
• 4 Plastic Containers with Bases
• Instructions on sealing your painting
• Rosé dried Wine Paint
• Pinot Noir 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

Step One

Creating your wine paints

For best results, create your wine paints the night before

Open your dried wine pouches and pour the contents into 2 of the plastic containers.

You will need a small amount of either Rosé or Pinot Noir to mix with the paint. What ever you happen to have left over will do.

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


*A GUIDELINE FOR MIXING:

IF you are using Pinot Noir as your wine, mix water with the Rosé first and add a very small amount of Pinot Noir to it.
IF you are using Rosé as your wine, you can mix it to both dried paints.

Even though I stated the above guideline, you can be creative and use the same wine to mix with both or stick with only mixing with the matching wine(s). 

Allowing your paints 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 3rd container with a small amount of wine that you will be using. If you happen to have both Rosé and Pinot Noir available, you can use the 3rd and 4th containers to hold them and find a replacement container 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!

Open your dried wine pouches and pour the contents into 2 of the plastic containers.

You will need a small amount of either Rosé or Pinot Noir to mix with the paint. What ever you happen to have left over will do.

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


*A GUIDELINE FOR MIXING:

IF you are using Pinot Noir as your wine, mix water with the Rosé first and add a very small amount of Pinot Noir to it.
IF you are using Rosé as your wine, you can mix it to both dried paints.

Even though I stated the above guideline, you can be creative and use the same wine to mix with both or stick with only mixing with the matching wine(s). 

Allowing your paints 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 3rd container with a small amount of wine that you will be using. If you happen to have both Rosé and Pinot Noir available, you can use the 3rd and 4th containers to hold them and find a replacement container 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
3 swatches of your wine.

1. Wine           2. Rosé Paint           3. Pinot Noir 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 3 swatches of your wine.
1. Wine
2. Rosé Paint
3. Pinot Noir Paint

I also added swatches
at the bottom of the painting

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.

Shape your brush

Dip your paint brush into the water. 

Remove and pull onto the paper towel, rotating your brush.

Gives you a decent point to work with when painting the detailed parts.

Shape your brush

Dip your paint brush into the water.

Remove and pull onto the paper towel, rotating your brush.

Gives you a decent point to work with when painting the detailed parts.

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, 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 tend to seal the piece with an archival spray when it is already 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 tend to seal the piece with an archival spray when it is already 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!

PINOT NOIR PAINT

Use the Pinot Noir Paint to outline the veins in the leaves as well as the shadow in the stem.

Let this dry before moving on.

ROSé PAINT

Next, use Rosé Paint to fill in the leaves.
Add a small amount of Rosé and use the brush to spread the wine. Wetting the brush with water first and smoothing the wine out to the edges.
 
*I used slow brush strokes, guiding the wine to the edges. 
(the video has been sped up)

Pinot Noir PAINT

Now add Pinot Noir Paint to the edges of the leaves.
Leave a tiny gap around the edges when first adding the paint.

Next you will use water on your brush to smooth and blend out the Pinot Noir into the leaf.

 

Rosé PAINT

Once you’ve blended the Pinot Noir using water (from above) continue adding Rosé Paint to the leaves.
Add them to the center by the vein and drag your brush to the outer edges.
Continue doing this until you’ve layered each leaf multiple times.

 

Pinot Noir PAINT

You are more than welcome to add “wine droplets” throughout.
This video is sped up but you can see the locations that I’ve placed them.

I felt that the outlines of the veins were washed out from the wine and decided to go over them with one of my fine tipped markers.

A black pen would do the trick as well. But wait until the painting has dried.
Follow the initial lines with the pen or fine tipped marker.

Pinot Noir PAINT

You are more than welcome to add “wine droplets” throughout.
This video is sped up but you can see the locations that I’ve placed them.

I felt that the outlines of the veins were washed out from the wine and decided to go over them with one of my fine tipped markers.

A black pen would do the trick as well. But wait until the painting has dried.
Follow the initial lines with the pen or fine tipped marker.

Remember!

Remember that yours will not be exactly the way that I created mine.
There is never a right or wrong way, just guidelines to follow.

The trick is to start with the lighter wines (Rosé) and slowly add in the darker wines (Pinot Noir)….but remember to take your time. 

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

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!