Saturday, November 15, 2008

"A Vineyard Tour"

Last weekend Matt and I went to Portland to visit the vineyard/ winery of one of my collectors, Dr. John Compagno. It was facinating to hear him explain the 'wine making process'. I hadn't realized what a labor intensive and time consuming process it is! I can tell John really has a passion for it. He invited me to roam about his vineyard for some painting inspiration, and I took about 400 pictures. I love the rich colors of a vineyard in autumn! Definitely my favorite season to paint. I plan on doing a series of Oregon vineyards, and will start with getting John some new vineyard pieces for his new home. There are a lot of large, blank walls that cry out to me for some adornment! :) John's house will double as a tasting room--so I plan on getting him his first vineyard painting in time for the Portland Wine Tour coming up on Thanksgiving day. Below is the rough sketch detailing the layout of the first painting. It will have lots of autumn color and lush vineyards, with Mt. Hood in the distance. I can't wait to get started!

2 Comments:

Blogger SevenVillageIdiarts said...

That sketch is gorgeous, I can't wait to see the finished product!!

November 16, 2008 at 10:00 AM  
OpenID M.Valenti said...

It reminds me the beautiful vineyards near my mom house in the North of Italy. Nothing more beautiful than a vineyard in fall colors, breathtaking!

November 24, 2008 at 9:39 AM  

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