Old Vine Zin
As I was walking through the Sonoma, California wine country on a very cool day, I came across these gorgeous colors. My walk was quite early in the morning and the fog was still damp on the leaves giving the very ripe grapes a certain purplish metallic color. The reddish leaves were already a compliment to the dark green foliage behind it, but with the addition of this purple-blue it knocked me over. I love layers and glazes when painting and had used a mottled masking technique on top of the first few layers of rust. This piece has won two local awards this past year.