Monday, August 8, 2011
"Black Grapes and Cabernet Sauvignon" Oil on 8x6 linen panel
This is a glass of cabernet sauvignon, a dark red wine that I bought so that I could paint a picture of it with these beautiful black grapes. The grapes were delicious, but the wine... I wasn't fan. Well, not a big fan, it didn't go to waste. :-)
I especially like the way the cold wine caused moisture to condensate on the glass. It was a warm day, and the wine sat while I painted, and that little patch of wetness sweating on the side eventually disappeared as the wine warmed up. But, I kept it in my picture.
This is painted on a Belgian linen panel, and has a fine texture to the surface that photographed a little grainy, especially when I decreased the size of the image for posting. The original looks a bit smoother in person.