Monday, June 13, 2011

First Grapes

7 x 5 oil on canvas panel
I've shown you our little family vineyard before, and this week we've had the excitement of watching our first ever bunches of grapes turn from green to red and a lot of shades in between. I got out there in the blazing sun today (because I ran while it was cooler earlier) and attempted to capture the feeling. I loved the sun coming translucently through the leaves. We have nice big leaves that I can imagine could probably be wrapped around something yummy and cooked to eat. I'll have to google recipes because I feel sure in Greece I had some kind of rice dish wrapped in grape leaves, dolmades I think. I'm so glad my husband decided to plant these vines just two years ago. It was his dad's idea - he bought us vines and said, you need to plant a vineyard!






4 comments:

martinealison said...

J'aime la vigne... Je suis heureuse que déjà vous ayez les premières grappes de votre production...
Très jolie harmonie de couleurs dans votre toile.
Gros bisous.

AutumnLeaves said...

I remember sitting under a square structure that had grape vines growing up and over the top of it. It produced grapes too and we loved sitting in the big swing beneath the vines. Wonderful memories for me... I think this is beautiful, Camille.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Martine-Alison, c'est un temps tres heureux pour nous, avoir ces grappes nouvelles. Merci, mon amie.

Sherry, what a fantastic memory to have - that is so romantic even to hear about, much less recall. Cool!!

Angela Elledge said...

You are my hero; your painting is beautiful and you did it in this stifling heat! Love the layers of colors I see here, and can't wait to see more vineyard paintings and here about the vino ya'll are sure to make one day.