Colors of Wine
By Jennifer Bentson
Did you ever wonder what to do with that left over wine?
Steve Seizo Nakamura suggests you try painting with your wine. Steve Seizo Nakamura is a renowned artist known for his paintings using wine as his paint. Steve says his nature is to constantly create and while conducting wine seminars at Trader Joe’s he began experimenting with “Fine Wine” as a painting medium. Steve catalogs the colors of wine and has over 600 references of specific wines by their color on paper, vintage, varietal, and wine maker. He has developed a special technique to gain depth and tones while working with the unique properties of pigmentation and chemical consistency of wine. Some of his paintings take weeks to complete as he adds layers and layers of wine to achieve depth.
Watching Steve paint is like watching an…
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