November 07, 2006

Vineyard

I took a drive last week, out by the vineyards. The leaves are turning but still haven't fallen so the colors are vivid. The morning that I went was grey and rainy which seemed to intensify the chartreuse and apricots in the foliage.

Working on a larger scale takes longer to complete, especially if there is a lot of detail in the picture. Need to use my sketch book to fill in the blanks between postings...

14 Comments:

Blogger Teri C said...

Tami, this is gorgeous!! You are making such great strides in your art. Congratulations.

7:57 AM  
Blogger Lin said...

AWESOME!! What a fanastic job, Tami! Great composition,color, detailing!! One of your absolute bestest!

8:15 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

Blow me away, this is absolute perfection. The details are so well done and no wonkyness at all in the rows......

5:25 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

This is fantastic Tami! You get better and better every time I pop in for a visit! Good for you:)

8:25 PM  
Anonymous Highschool said...

I'm obviously driving the wrong roads!
This is gorgeous! The colors are great and I love the grayness of the back round. Keep it up!!

1:17 PM  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

Wow! This is stunning. You got such wonderful variety of colors in the rows--variety between rows and within rows. Great contrast of darks and lights in the foreground and very soft low contrast in the background which makes it look far away. Really nice work Tami! I know it takes longer when it's bigger but this was really worth it--it's just great!

11:29 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Fantastic - your compositions just get more and more exciting.

1:09 AM  
Blogger Brenda Y said...

Ah! Brings back fond memories of autumn and vineyards - nothing quite like 'em and you've captured it perfectly. The background is wispily wonderful and the colors of the rows are perfect!!

2:01 PM  
Blogger Karen at Pen in Hand said...

Beautiful! I'd love to know ... was this a tree farm or something?

5:56 PM  
Blogger Tami said...

Thanks All of you for your wonderful comments. Donna, there is a little wonkyness, it is just hidden in there. Jana, all I can say is "thank you" your class has been great! Brenda, Thank you it is always exceptionally encouraging when some one that knows the area, thinks you've done a decent job of rendering it. Karen, no, it's not a tree farm, it just has a hedge at the back and side edges.

7:48 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Tami--this is wonderful! Gorgeous color!

7:54 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

Wow, Tami, this is really fantastic. Did you say what size it is? How I would LOVE to see it in person ... I imagine that it is even more rich and colorful!

6:34 PM  
Anonymous Laura said...

Tami, this is stupendous! I'm so impressed with how well composed it is and how confidently you've painted it! The colors are beautiful and subtle, too. Did you take a class from Jana in person or on line?
I hope you're very happy with this one!

2:39 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

You're so right about grey skies making the autumnal colours seem very vivid. And bigger does take longer. Lovely.

12:56 PM  

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