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geof with his wine painting

Using wine as a painting medium is a challenge that has been fun to develop, with the pieces already sold being interesting talking points in their new homes. Traditionally layers of wine have been applied to intensify the colour, time being taken to allow each to dry, a long and trying process I decided to modify as I found I liked the ability to  blend my pre prepared wines of different values by using a wet on wet process, allowing varying drying times if required . Adding pastel or charcoal while wet, besides adding permanence, gave me more contrasts especially with the blacks in the denser areas. . The red of the wine matures over a period of 3 or 4 months to a dark sepia come red/brown and adds to the aged look  I  am trying to attain.

A suggestion from my son, who is a coffee roaster, had me applying the skills learnt from painting with wine to produce paintings using coffee grinds. I find the coffee produces a warm sepia colour and complimented with my handmade oak frame  results in  very pleasing and natural colour tones ,which I think  I personally prefer over the wine colours.  Further experiments have lead to painting with Beer, the first of these paintings appears below. Research tells me the longevity of the colour of each of these mediums is similar to watercolours, and like any painting should not be hung in direct sunlight

570mm x670mm frame size....$450. each

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Coffee- Love my Grandad Coffee- Vincent Motorcycle- sold  Coffee- The Carver
Wine- The Busker Wine- Seclusion Coffee- Lighting up- Sold
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Coffee- Aboriginal man Coffee- Thinking man Wine- in full song. 450 x 600mm on board
   
Coffee- fishing with Dad

Coffee- A relaxing cup, SOLD

 Wine- Auckland Winemaker

Sold

Coffee - 'Grandmother',-SOLD

Coffee, playing chess in a coffee shop
450 x 550mm smaller size $ 250. framed 450 x 550mm smaller size $ 250. framed 450 x 550mm smaller size $ 250. framed
Wine- girl in bath-$450

Wine- stamping grapes.

 Wine- Pondering over chess. SOLD
  
Coffee (detail) 920x450mm $350 SOLD

Coffee- the Kiss, SOLD

Wine- The Sunhat. SOLD
Beer- Pool shot, Beer- wetting the whistle, Wine-  toasting
                             
     
Beer- scrum-$450 Coffee- Cafe mmmm- $450 Beer, horsewoman $450.
Beer- go black! - $450 Shearer  Beer, Bronco $450


 

 

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