Thursday, May 4, 2017

Wine Country Vineyard

High on a hill,  Wine Country Garden looks out across the river bottom land in Defiance,  Missouri.  Vineyards climb the hill wth sweeping lawns on either side.  The terraces of the restaurant are dotted with tables and umbrellas, which were empty in the heavy rain.  As I looked out over the landscape,  painting,  the background faded in and out as the sheets of rain blew through.  In the shelter of the back dining room,  I was painting in comfort - a welcome relief from the earlier paint in the rain!  The very best thing about painting on a rainy day is how saturated the colors in the landscape are!  Truly vivid!  It is worth getting wet to capture color like that.  Painting number 1576 in 1576 days :)


  1. Wow! This piece has such a soft look. I like this very much.

  2. This is so beautiful .... Love the soft look ♥