Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Vino Prima Wine Bar Sunset"
Watercolor
11" x 14"

"Trois Artistes" is coming up fast. It's a show on the Santa Cruz Wharf at the Vino Prima Wine Bar with work by three artists. I was invited to participate by Jeanne de Campos Rousseau, a good friend from the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society workshop committee. The space is not real large and I probably have room for a half dozen modest size pieces. I want to display a cohesive body of work, so I settled on a "Wine and the Coast" theme. I have some coastal scenes and some wine subjects. Today I painted this piece as a tribute to the wine bar where we will show our work. I made it up from memory of the sunset from the wine bar looking across the bay. We will hang the show October 11 and have a reception in November.

8 comments:

Christiane Kingsley said...

This painting should be absolutely perfect for the show...and that wine bar!

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Mary, Have fun preparing for the show! This piece has a nice, luxurious, quiet feeling...just like a lovely sunset with a glass of wine! Lush!

AutumnLeaves said...

I think this is delightful, Mary. I love the clouds in the sky, the beautiful view and those grapes! The colors are magnificent! Wishing you a successful show!

Charlene Brown said...

What an excellent theme! The ambiance embodied in your painting is just perfect -- beautifully done!

PAMO said...

Fabulous Mary! I think you've picked a wonderful theme for your series. So lovely. Best of luck with the show!

hwfarber said...

This is great, Mary. Shows do have a way of coming up fast.

Mary Paquet said...

Friends, thanks for the encouragement.

Barb Sailor said...

Beautiful! Those grapes are so well painted and the painting is so romantic!