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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Vineyard in Napa Valley

Ah, vineyards. I love the orderliness of their clean, straight lines that stretch on till you can't see them any more. I love how the vines change color with each of the seasons. I appreciate all the planning and hard work it takes to produce those grapes and the delicious things that come from them. When I was painting this I was also reminded that Jesus said He is the Vine and we are the Branches and if we abide in Him, we'll bear much fruit. So as I reflected on this truth I remembered that no matter what happens in my life (good or bad in my eyes) it's all going to help to produce good fruit when and since I abide in Him.
Here I've painted a large, 24x36 acrylic painting of a vineyard in Napa Valley in the fall. I got my inspiration from a photo of the Castello di Amorosa Vineyard taken by Rick Klau. The original painting is now hanging in Gallery Saratoga for the month of January. If you live in the area come on by to see it!


  1. Char, I really like this painting, I also love the subject.. The vinyards.. You;ve done a good job !!! Again !!!

  2. Hey Cha,
    I agree with your analogy of the vine/fruit!
    Looks like I'll be drinking some wine from this vineyard!
    Great colours and so natural looking!
    Michael :)

  3. Thanks Barbara Joan! Have you painted vineyards? I'd like to see them if you have.

  4. Hey Michael! Thanks for your nice comments!

  5. Charlene, I just wanted to say what a wonderful job you did with this painting. Can't wait to see it in person - it's definitely an upgrade on my original photo!


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