Monday, October 27, 2014

Napa


Napa
Image size 31" diameter
Oil

I did finish one of the paintings I mentioned last week.  I started this one a long time ago.  Our niece was married in Napa in September two years ago.  The small wedding was perfect.  It was a beautiful, sunny day, not too hot, and the venue was beautiful.  The grapes were almost ready for harvest and our niece and her groom looked gorgeous in this wonderful setting.  My sister had these paper parasols for all of the guests and I knew that I wanted to paint a vineyard scene on one as soon as I saw them.

I started this painting in acrylic but didn't like the way it looked so I decided to switch to oil.  I painted the sky in oil and then some other project distracted me so this sat unfinished for a very long time.  It feels good to finally finish it.

I tried taking a picture of it with a white background but it didn't work very well so I placed it on the grass instead.  I think the grass gives a nice textural background.    

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful piece! And what a great memento for your niece & husband of that wonderful location & day! (good idea to photograph against the grass, it works perfectly to give the painting the main focus, yet compliment it too)

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  2. Thanks Nan. I also like the grass as the background...and it was a lot easier than trying to get the white backdrop that didn't work.

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  3. This is gorgeous, Nancy. Such a unique piece and the painting itself is so beautifully done!

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  4. What a unique and beautiful piece, Nancy!!!

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  5. Nancy - this is a lovely work of art. Such a creative idea. It is always wonderful to see what you are painting. Have a great week-end.

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  6. What a beautiful idea to do the painting on the parasol...and it came out gorgeous!!!!

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  7. Thank you Joan. It was a lot of fun.

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