Image size 31" diameter
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.