Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Grapes from Monticello


Grapes from Monticello
Originally uploaded by linfrye
Though the grapes at Monticello were not quite ripe, I wanted to do a loose interpretation of some of the green grapes growing there -- that light green tinged with purple is a wonderful play of contrasts -- and a challenge to not turn into MUD!

Hot hot hot here!! Going to close to 100F today -- the air conditioners are buzzing hard and long ...!

7 comments:

Teri C said...

These leaves are just phenominal Lin!! Perfect in every way.

Shirley said...

Wonderful painting. How did you prevent grren and red from becoming brown?

africantapestry said...

I love your subtle touches of purple Lin! It was hot here too today..some ice cold grapes would've been perfect1
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Spinneretta said...

Lovely :)

I'm in central VA, just North of Richmond- but know Charlottesville pretty well :) Homeschooling my kids means that I go to the historical sites a lot :)

Robyn said...

Perfect! You've really captured the colour, Lin and the light is magic.

Sharon said...

Your posts about Monticello have been quite interesting, Lin. I've always wanted to go there. The greens in this paintings are lovely! (And yes, we may both need a change of scenery on these hot summer days. Time for the Oregon coast?)

clare said...

Aaah, Sublime! Gorgeous! and your last entry, Awesome. I so Love this blog business.