Lockdown is still going strong in a lot of countries. We are stuck at home, most of us bored out of our minds, but there is something that helps us make quarantine a little more bearable—wine, of course. And did you know that you can not only drink it, but use it as paint for your next artistic masterpiece?

A Serbian artist by the name Sanja Jankovic creates amazing works of art using wine. She portrays characters from the popular TV show Game of Thrones, scenes from the movie Interstellar, and even famous paintings like the Mona Lisa. The artist told us: "I create art with unconventional materials. I am originally from Serbia, the infamous winemakers' Srem district. Attending wine tastings is quite a common thing there. During a tasting back in 2015, a spilled red wine over a clean tablecloth had caught my attention. I imagined those deep red stains on white paper and after a few successful experiments, 'Winerelle art' came to life."

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Tiredpossum
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1 week ago

no way!

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"Painting with wine is like painting with moody watercolors—hues would change from contact with air or as the painting ages. Wine stains are layered from lighter to darker tones, and every wine is different; some of them have warmer red pigments, like cabernet, and others have a cooler purple feel, like pinot noir. I use all of them for different effects, avoiding the cheaper wines as they form into sticky sugar crystals. After completion, each piece has to be varnished to ensure pigment longevity. Wine paintings also loathe sunlight and humid environments."

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Real Princess
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1 week ago

Gorgeous

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Toko Danganronpa
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1 week ago

This one is my favourite

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"Winerelle themes were quite random at first, from portraits, fan art, still life, and landscapes; however, lately I have found a solid direction in traveling and telling the stories of different wine regions. The last few years were quite exciting, as wine art introduced me to different places and people: wine conferences, master-class in Russia, travels to Japan, exhibitions in Dubai, and many clients from the USA. My main goal is to continue collaboration with winemakers and use wine art as design."

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Ginny Weasley/Kinslee
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1 week ago

COOL!!! i love this

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Calvin Suzuki
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1 week ago

Wh-how is this possible 0o0

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"Currently I am based in the United Arab Emirates, enjoying my full-time lecturer job at Canadian University Dubai. Since we're all adjusting to the 'new normal,' I took a deep breath to slowly and steadily complete the new painting series."

What do you think of Sanja's paintings? Would you like to try painting with wine? Tell us in the comments and don't forget to like your favorite artwork. Also, go show some love to the artist!

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Tiredpossum
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1 week ago

I can't believe this is with wine!

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Lydia Shen
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1 week ago

THIER EYES (im asian i have tiny eyes tooo lol)

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Huh
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1 week ago

Pouring wine made by wine.

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Eggplanto
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6 days ago

wowowowow hoooooow

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Terry Reed
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1 week ago

What movement is showing; I can hear the music playing!

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birdie asf
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1 week ago

i can't get over how many shades there are. when i think wine, all i think of is purple-

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Annabella Li
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6 days ago (edited)

lady with an ermine by Leonardo Da Vinci, fun fact- the woman in this portrait was the mistress of a duke so her smile (more apparent in the original painting) and her gaze was a subtle nod to him (by implying that he was just out of sight)

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Little Ms. Quirky
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1 week ago

Ah, what excellent wine it is

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Eggplanto
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6 days ago

how do u teeth wth

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Community Member
1 week ago

No way!!

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Annabella Li
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6 days ago

I love this one, feels like someone took a photo with a special filter on, stepping into a secret world as reality fades away

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Eggplanto
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6 days ago

the eYES

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Terry Reed
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1 week ago

She ALWAYS gets their eyes perfectly!

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Eggplanto
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6 days ago

hands hOW

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Terry Reed
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1 week ago

Love this!

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Eggplanto
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6 days ago

so pretty

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birdie asf
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1 week ago

the amount of detail that goes into these pictures is crazy. i'd just end up spilling something and rage quitting

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birdie asf
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1 week ago

the detail in the henna is crazy... this is so good