Monday, 8 August 2011

California Dreaming in a Winery



What a lovely way to spend a day - in the company of a good friend at Southcoast Winery and Spa in California. Even though there was a little rain, a very rare event in July, the mountain scenery was beautiful in the misty weather. Hasn't Desiree caught that effect and the recession of the landscape perfectly on my card in the skillful way she's used the different tones of pure fresh watercolour.




Desiree describes the vines as heavy with maturing grapes. Her lovely portrayal of the bottle and glass of  red wine seems to sum up her wonderful day there. I can just picture the experience. Makes me quite envious. I love my card. Thankyou.

9 comments:

Katherine Tyrrell said...

One of my ambitions is to visit a winery in California - but I'd thought they were all in the north. So now I know different!

Rain can give produce great landscapes and Desiree has caught that rain mist perfectly

Robyn Sinclair said...

Great rendition of place with the lovely misty landscape and the wine. Does exactly what a postcard should - makes me feel I've shared the experience. Beautiful, Desiree.

La Table De Nana said...

Love your style of painting~

Alison Staite said...

Lovely rhythm and atmosphere!

Elva Paulson said...

I like how this little piece captures the atmosphere of a specific day.

Pat said...

Lovely Desiree, and you sent a glass of wine too. I am glad that wine can be listed on the Vegan diet. It was unexpected to get that little bit of rain and I see it didn't ruin your day one bit. Wonderful painting from a wonderful day.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

A wonderful capture...bring9ng us some of the Californian wines!
Ronelle

Liz Steel said...

simple but oh so beautiful! I love it!!

Felicity said...

Lovely restrained palette - love the colours!

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