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October 9, 2013 October 9, 2013

Filed under: Daily Post,Drawings,Watercolors — lindahalcombfineart @ 5:15 am
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More quick – and these were REALLY quick – sketches done while visiting the Napa Valley. We were at the Rutherford Hills Winery and my daughter was involved in a wine tasting. Rather than sample I took my sketchbook outside and tried to capture the ancient olive trees on the property

Old Olive Tree - Rutherford Hills Vineyard

Old Olive Tree – Rutherford Hills Vineyard

and the roses growing near the winery building. Roses are frequently planted at the end of a row of grape vines because the early settlers each used a different rose to mark the boundary of their property. Even today a new vineyard may have a rose developed and planted to define the property. Pretty nifty…makes a beautiful environment.

Rutherford Hills Vineyard Rose

Rutherford Hills Vineyard Rose


6 Responses to “October 9, 2013”

  1. Very interesting about the rose and the grapes. Sounds as though you are having a relaxing vacation in the wine country.

  2. Barry Coombs Says:

    The silhouette approach to the olive trunk forces you to really respond to the form with your brush. Nice. Check out the ‘simple’ figure watercolours by Rodin. I always thought a sculptor would paint and draw in three dimensions but his quick studies capture the eloquence of the shapes.

  3. ruthsartwork Says:

    Love the roses – and the story.

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