Monday, October 3, 2011
Additional Painting To My Wine Series
In full swing of Art Festival/Exhibit Months, it seems my goals to get new work completed for the Wine Shows to come meet with distraction on a daily basis. I attended the Exhibit at Glenview Mansion in Rockville, MD on Sunday of the CPSA (Colored Pencil Society of America) Disctrict Chapter in DC, of which I am a member. The mansion is a beautiful and artsy place to exhibit with so many shows going on besides ours. I have three paintings in the show and received nice comments from the other members on them. A must see if you are in the area.
Now for the painting seen above, it's finally finished and I'll do another similar with red grapes soon but it will have a distinctly unique feature, stay tuned. Both of the references for the 2 grape harvest pieces are from my 2009 trip to Castello di Colognoli, in Tuscany. This of course the white grapes on the vine waiting for the harvest, thus the title. The photos were taken late in the afternoon just after dinner and the warm setting Tuscan sun was setting. The feeling of being there comes back to me as I work on these, remembering the sweet taste of these white grapes. But I've started a wine still life to give me a break from all the grape drawing, and Still Life are one of my best sellers.
I've got frames to order and at least 2 more paintings to finish by then ......so back to it.