Wednesday, April 22, 2009

8 x 8
oil on canvas
I live in Canada's only desert which has become somewhat of a mini Napa Valley and the wine industry is booming here. One of the signs of a good wine are the 'legs' that run down the glass after swirling. I found this project a little frustrating changing colors many times till the paint wouldn't stick anymore and I'd have to wipe off areas. Next time I'll spend more time thinking about my color choices before I start to paint.


L.Holm said...

So that's what it means when a wine has legs. Thanks! I think your painting's got legs, too! great work, Barb. :-)

David Larson Evans said...

Very nice ,Im getting up to pour me some.

r garriott said...

It took me awhile to get this... I think my mind was trying to make a landscape out of it. Now that I DO get it, it's very cool! Great reflections on the surface of the wine. I almost want to read diagonal lettering into the side of the glass too (stop, brain, stop!!)

Unknown said...

Thanks Liz, David and R,
Your comments made me laugh so much - I enjoyed them more than creating the painting!!!