Artist's description:

This is the second version of the "Buck Mountain Vineyards" series - I guess you could say this is my softer side. It was painted along Buck Mountain Road north of Charlottesville, VA. Loved the layers of the rows of grapes as well as the distant mountains. Took me awhile to be happy with the standing rows - I kept overworking them but as stubborn as I am I kept going until it felt right.

My painting process is to first layer in a warm color, like burnt sienna, onto white linen canvas. With that thin layer still wet, I wipe out the lightest areas, which later provides luminosity and usually is enough to define the shapes. Next, I apply the lightest and then darkest areas, which helps to establish the values and colors. Finally middle tones and more detailed areas are applied, always looking to harmonize the colors, refine the drawing and focus on the center of interest.

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Materials used:

Williamsburg oil paints, stand oil, linseed oil, linen on archival board,

Buck Mountain Vineyards 2.0 (2014)

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This artwork is sold by Catherine Twomey from United States

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