Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Artist Wines About Her Paintings

SOLVANG, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If art is in the eye of the beholder, then one Southern California artist sees it in a glass of wine.

That’s because Christina LoCascio creates pretty pictures using wine instead of traditional paints.

LoCascio got the idea 18 months ago when she was teaching an art class and decided to splatter some Port wine on a piece of paper and liked the effect.

Now the “Monet of Merlot” sells her Cabernet canvases for $1800 each.

She says acidity and PH are more important than taste when determining which wine is best for art and claims any variations in hues come more from cooking the wine than from the type of grape being used.

LoCascio does admit to sampling the wines while she’s painting but prefers to limit her intake because, she admits, “there’s a strict bell curve” on how much she needs to drink before it affects her work.

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