Still Painting with Wine...
|The texture applied to this picture, most obvious in the lenses, can be seen in the detail below.|
I started this blog to host the sketches and paintings I made with wine. I'm still doing it. For example the texture in the eye-glasses in my previous post was made with red wine.
|This detail of a portrait of a my grandfather shows the source texture for the graphic novel image above.|
Why Call it Wine Ink Blog?
Because 6 or 7 years back I started to use wine as a drawing and painting medium, I had the idea as I stained a paper pad while drinking at, what was then, my local vinarna. The picture below( titled 'Oenophile' ) was my first sketch with wine.
I took 'wine ink' because I discovered wine was such a good stain-maker that the Vatican made ink from it back in the day (for signing important documents it seems).
What Goes Around Comes AroundAbout a month or so ago someone pointed to an article in The Daily Mail about a revolutionary artist who paints with wine! Eureka!
Funny, I thought I was the first to do that several years back. But I may have been wrong too, an artist in California may have been at it for a few months when I got started. I discovered this after I had the blog up and running and googled the process. Beat to it by a nose.
Today painting with wine is very common it seems, so I have no idea why The Daily Mail would...oh...slow news day. Right.