Friday, April 10, 2009

Date with a Grape

Every year I am asked along with my pastel painting husband, to donate a piece of art to the American Heart Society Ball. They have a silent auction for many items as a fund raiser. This year I've decided to donate this painting, A Date With a Grape. I think it would go well in a wine bar, wine store, kitchen or dining room. Some of the vines on the bottom were made by blowing on the wet paint with a drinking straw. You have to be careful not to blow so hard that you get dizzy. Grapes are fun to paint with their lovely orb shapes and shadows. I hope my painting gets a good bid and raises some money for the Heart Fund.


  1. Ohhh this is beautiful. I just started a sketch last night doing grapes, but they sure don't look like this...mine look more like cartoon grapes.

    Beautiful work and blog. I'll have to come back and follow along...

    thanks for your visit, and I'll send my rooster your way, ha!

  2. Hi Jan! This is really stunning. I love the way that your perceive and communicate light to the viewer.

    I also appreciated your comments about technique. I just recently went to an exhibition of William Blake's work here in Paris, and our guide gave detailed information about HOW Blake accomplished what he did. It's the craftsmanship side of things that I find myself being taken in by recently.

    Keep stroking!

  3. Wow! This is quite something! So much variation of color, as can often be seen in grapes... very convincing!

  4. I really like it. Lo A.



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I started watercolor painting earnestly in 1991 after I moved to Florida. My husband and I are retired, and we are both artists. We both have works displayed  at the Wildchild Gallery in Matlacha Florida.