Picasso once said, “Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
I believe art can also wash FORTH the soul, baring and exhibiting it; transforming the dust of everyday living into powerful experiences of energy and light.
Making wine-art is my way of celebrating all the wonderful gifts life has given. My paintings portray the emotions and imperfections of humanity; each piece is made with passion, vibrant and energetic.
Vinorelle: Painting and Pairing with Wine:
Painting with red wine creates a sense of unlimited space and intense action. Both the flow and the unpredictability of this medium make it an exciting process.
I combine the use of Chinese calligraphy brushes with the deep full-bodied colors and flavors of red wine.
To make the most out of the wine’s magic, I often use a drip-method; the paintbrush itself rarely touches the paper. The wine freely flows where it wills; loosely and energetically.
And, like the effects of a good wine, the magenta colors of the wine’s lovely stain intensify with time. Their transparent layers deepen, and the final picture emerges.
I also often paint on the floor, or standing over my canvas. This gives me more control over the piece, with space to move about freely as the artwork emerges.
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