Collection: Wine Paint by Numbers

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Wine, the symbol of passing time & life in classical paintings

The drinking culture is a culture that dates to the earliest civilizations. So is art. The importance of the wine culture in ancient times was so great that wine became a symbol and a recurring motif in various classical paintings.

The wine was a symbol of passing time and life in the old, ancient times. When people like getting naked and drunk with wine. These festivals were called Bacchanalia by the Greek-roman god of wine, Bacchus. Bacchanalian parties were known to be wild, raining with alcohol, and just generally rowdy. Bacchus surely knows how to throw a great party, hey?

Vineyards, typical landscapes of South Europe

A visit to Southern Europe is not complete without visiting the continent’s best vineyards and winegrowers. Wine estates were showcasing acres of stunningly beautiful hillsides covered with grapevines. Each of them offers a different grape variety. 

Viticulture can be traced way back to ancient times. Back then, wine and wine production were an important part of the culture. Although the Greeks jumpstarted the wine-making technology, it was the Romans who shared their grape cultivation techniques across Western Europe, including Germany, Italy, and France. 

These three countries are now home to the best vineyards and wineries in the world. Take a tour in a steep sloping South of France vineyard or on a volcanic hillside winery in Tuscany. The tours usually involve going around the vine area and watching people picking the grapes to harvest and wine tasting in their barrel room.

If you are lucky, you can even enjoy a glass of a Special Cuvée or Chianti straight from the barrel if the winery allows such. Bring a bottle and a cork with you because you will want to take tons of liters of it home to your wine cellar.

How to paint wine red reflection?

Painting wine reflection is pretty similar to painting water reflections. I reckon it is even a bit easier because you’re not dealing with monochromes. There is more color in wine than just red. That means you can play around with it more.

When painting a red wine reflection, you need to start by choosing the color gradient you want to use. A good gradient would be from super dark, almost black red, to white with the slightest hint of pink.

Once you finish your outlines, start painting with the darkest colors or shadows first. Once done, proceed to the mid-tones and blend before moving on to the highlights, the color with the lightest pigment.

This is the most common pattern artists use when painting reflections: going from dark to light.

Did not find your perfect winery DIY painting?

You can custom one from an old picture of yours!

Have you gone to the most beautiful winery or vineyard ever and want to recreate a photo you have of it? Or a picture of a cuvée that is special to you?  You can create a custom paint by numbers template with it! You can choose between a 24-piece acrylic paint set or a 36-piece acrylic paint set. Our art kits contain everything you need to recreate and complete your painting.

Each acrylic paint is in a sealed numbered paint pot, so they don’t dry up fast. There’s no mixing needed. Unlike oil, if the acrylic paint thickens, you can just add a few drops of warm water or flow improver to improve its consistency.

Paint by numbers is a wonderful DIY painting project for beginner painters and more advanced artists. Whether as the kit itself or the finished painting on a frame, it makes a very thoughtful gift!