Grapes for Maizey
'Grapes for Maizey' 6" x 6" • this painting is sold
notice the 'just started' glass of wine... and the 'just started' painting
notice the 'almost finished' glass of wine ... and the 'almost finished' painting!
I believe that most people have challenges in their life. I also believe that artists have challenges that are unique to their profession. Speaking specifically for myself ... my challenges for the most part end in 'i.o.n.'.
For instance 'Organization' or sometimes 'Inspiration' .. that can result in 'indigestion' .. or better yet 'libation'- oh... that's not a challenge ... but the most challenging challenge for me doesn't end in 'i.o.n.' and that's 'income'.... (as many artists may concur).
But sometimes life experience goes beyond any price tag.
Today I was invited to paint in the vineyard of my friends, John and Jan Landis. They are the owners/vintners of 'Vynecrest Winery'. Picture this.... I show up and Jan asks her son (also a wine maker) Sam (earthy and complex with great tannins) to uncork the 2005 Cabernet Franc - my favorite wine in all of the world - and set me up with a bottle and glass in the picnic area in the center of their vineyard... birds, clouds, quietness, vines and the best visitors turned friends that you'd ever want to meet. Maizey, their yellow lab, rolling around on the grass or happily standing by my side, wagging her tail and treating me like an old pal. What a peaceful, grounded, soulful day painting in the vineyard. That's when the unpleasant words ending in 'i.o.n.' turn into words like... 'perfection'.
If you would like to purchase this 6" x 6" oil painting on stretched canvas, please visit my website. This painting is priced at $100.00 plus s/h.
Happy Birthday Dad!