Friday, November 09, 2007

Pot of Gourds

Pot of Gourds
Originally uploaded by linfrye
This week a friend of mine was in town and we decided to visit one of the local vineyards. I hadn't visited a vineyard since I was in Sicily two years ago, and since this one was locally owned and they grew varieties of native grapes, I was eager to see it.

We drove the less than 10 miles to find a small store stocked with locally-produced wines and jellies, a large, warm room for meetings and receptions, and fields and fields of grapes. The grapes had already been harvested, but the leaves were turning gold and brown and were neatly cared for and interesting to see.

The entry porch to the store was decorated with tables, chairs, a few antiques and these wonderful pots of gourds and pumpkins. This sketch is from a photo I took of their wonderful fall colors.

I'll be enjoying two classes at Jerry's today! I've looked forward to these all year and though I'm tired from a week of work-related writing and meetings, I am so excited to have this opportunity!


Teri C said...

A beautiful pot and full of all the right reflections!!

I so wish I could take these classes with you. Can't wait to see what you do.

Lynn said...

This is exquisite, Lin. I love the color variations on the pot, and that tiny little pumpkin that fell out is so cute.

Sandy said...

Great texture/shadow on the pot - a warm composition and worthy of a frame!

Linda said...

Have a great time at the classes -- be sure to fill us all in on what you learn! ;-)

Karen at Pen in Hand said...

This is fantastic, Lin. You really got that pot wonderfully.

Africantapestry said...

There is nothing I love more than driving out in the country and fall upon a store by the road, filled with local produce, and having a little coffee corner or something is the cherry!
Great sketch and lovely warm colours. Enjoy your classes! Let us know..

Lorraine said...

Oh you've captured my favorite fall colors beautifully -- and the shading on the pot is just right -- I love the little fallen pumpkin too! What a nice day that must have been.
You continually amaze me -- how you are able to change styles and such varied subjects with ease!