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On the rare occasion that there's a few sips of wine left in the bottle, what do you do with it? Many splash it into a pan sauce or perhaps a pot of risotto, but a talented Serbian artist by way of Dubai uses it to paint with.

Sanja Janković's paintings are created with nothing more than wine and and a blank canvas. She explains that it's pretty challenging to make realistic-looking portraits only using wine, and thought has to be given into how she chooses her colors: red wine is used for cooler and darker tones, rosé for brighter, warmer shades, and white wine is mostly used as a solvent to dilute other colors. In addition to original compositions, she also creates alcoholic versions of famous paintings such as the Mona Lisa.

Janković says she enjoys painting with wine because it's "a surprisingly unpredictable medium." Depending on the grapes used and how old the wine is, it reacts differently with paper and canvas thanks to fermentation and oxidation.

Maybe the four horsemen of the apocalypse would have been more chill if they'd had a glass of wine first:

#apocalypse #horse #detail #wine #winerelle #illustration . Wine like fire, fresh paint

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Game of Thrones gets the vino treatment:


Da Vinci probably drank his own fair share of wine while painting the original Mona Lisa:

I hope leo approves this. Soon you'll know more :) #monalisa begins #winerelle #wine

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A pretty amazing ballerina. Is that Merlot or Cab?

#ballerina #study #dancer #wine #illustration #sanjajankovic Oh my mother, Russian ballerina :3

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Astronauts need wine too:

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