Nothing reminds me more about my birthplace than a sun drenched grapes. I wanted to transit the warmth of the light and golden tones to a canvas. It was on my “to be painted” list for quite some time. One day, few weeks ago, I woke up and I knew that I will be painting grapes today. I played a lot with the paint to achieve the soft touch of the light on the grapes.
This painting in a sense is a tribute to my grandfather George, who besides humor writing, drawing and fishing had enormous passion for grapes and wine making. His little grape yard was neat organized like a pharmacy. As a kid I sometimes were allowed to accompany Grandpa. He was caring for the grapes with love from early spring to early fall. Harvest time was his payoff and he had his way to preserve selected grapes fresh well until the next spring.
Artwork is done with acrylic paint on 8″ x 10″ on quality cotton stretched canvas on 3/4″ kiln dried wooden bars.
If you in the Milford NH area for the weekend please join me at the Milford Keyes Art Festival. It takes place on the Oval and in the Town Hall on June 2 &3. Featuring a Fine Art Show, demonstrations and booths by local artisans, and children’s activities. The Performance Stage will host musicians and performers of all genres including Rahel, the Souhegan Valley Chorus, Marlena Phillips, the Staach Women’s Chorus, Bob Baker, Groove’n, and PB&J Jamm’n Jazz Band.
Until next time keep on going!