Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Quixote Winery - Napa, Ca

This way.... to Quixote Winery (pronounced kee-hoh-tee)
It's a private winery, but the kind folks at Quixote granted access to paint their wonderful landscape and building. The weather has been great all week but on the day I decide to paint, it hits 100 degrees!! Although I found a cozy spot under a tree I think it was only 10 degrees cooler.
Struggled with this one a bit - pushing and pulling the plants was tricky. Obviously I wanted the garlic shaped dome to be the main focus because it really catches your eye... especially with that intense glare from the sun. I could have easily gotten carried away with the whispy bushes but I didn't want the foreground to take away from the golden dome :)

Wow, that turned into a self critique? Hahaha. I'll be sure to scan in the finished painting and add to the next post, Thanks!

3 comments:

labsquad said...

Gerald-
Great job of capturing the gold on the dome. Very impressive in a flat medium like gouache.

labsquad said...

Gerald-
Great job of capturing the gold on the dome. Very impressive in a flat medium like gouache.

Josh Frost said...

Very awesome!

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