Oil Painting Project: Paint a Rainbow Cocktail




Everyone loves rainbows! It’s the magic of how the color and light fused together to create this beautiful prism of color. But in this case, it is actually various ingredients combined together to create a colorful fusion drink that we get to paint!

The challenge in this painting is ensuring the colors can blend lightly together without becoming mud. We achieve this by using multiple brushes and remain cognizant of where the colors will intersect.

In this video tutorial, the focus is on:

  • practice painting glass
  • understand how reflections and reflective light works
  • thinking ahead to how to approach colors to prevent mud and maintain the vibrancy of color.
  • Create the illusion of clear liquid by thinning down our paints.
  • Bonus Video (which is provided with all the drink videos) that will guide you on how we can use Canva to create unique overlays to go over our paintings. which you could then use to create some unique designs that you can print for invitations, canvas prints for family, etc. (Imagine this on a pool party invitation!)
Oil painting of a rainbow cocktail
Through practical application, you’ll gain practice using the following oil painting techniques:
  • fat over thin
  • glazing
  • scumbling
  • color theory

The best way to learn any new skill is to learn-paint-repeat. Start your painting today.