8" x 10" oil on panel
Though both produce small rounded fruit, the leaves of the olive trees and grapevines couldn't be more different. They create such different shapes and interplay of light from each other, both of which lend themselves to many different compositions.
18" x 48" oil on canvas
The panoramic approach to this composition, at its size, is intended to be engulfing when viewed in person.
12 x 16" oil on panel
This was the start to the series before I knew it was going to be its own body of work.
12" x 16" oil on canvas
Honorable Mention, Oil Painters of America, Summer 2016 Online Showcase
I loved portraying the contrasts between the roughness of the vine and the smoothness of the grapes here. Though loosely and thickly handled in many places, the naturally-produced wax on the skins of the grapes presented a great opportunity to hone in with sharp detail.
18x24" oil on panel
Dry Creek Valley tends to have long hot summers, and as the leaves start to change around harvest time, it's still perfectly normal to have incredibly bright, sun-drenched days.