Sunday, October 10, 2010

A Tapestry of Grapes

A Tapestry of Grapes
Originally uploaded by linfrye
9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP
Masa Paper

This painting was done several weeks ago on masa paper. This particular day, the paper absorbed much of the paint, and the colors blended into such soft textures that it so remind me of a tapestry .....

I am still enjoying painting grapes as they continue to remind me of the fall season, even though this weekend and this week, our temps will reach up into the 80s ... Our cool nights have brought more color to the trees, though we are a long way from a total color bliltz.

The art fair yesterday was smaller than we would have imagined, but we enjoyed the day walking around a small town that had definitely changed into some wonderful art and craft shops. We also ran into friends of C's who were performing at the festival. This family and friends (the oldest is 17, the youngest 13) can play a mean bluegrass --- and it was delightful to chat with the parents of the group.

We ended the day with a dinner and the grands ... terrific to get out of the house on such a beautiful day.

Today, a bit of painting and another walk in the sunshine, and perhaps a short drive in the countryside to see how autumn is affecting my beloved roadsides.

Have a joyous Sunday.


Teresa said...

Gosh, Lin, this is so beautiful! Never painted on Masa paper... may need to check into that!

Enjoy your weekend!



Lorraine said...

You are right -- it really does look like a tapestry. I love the unusual colors you got -- soft and dreamy -- yes, muted like a tapestry. It's so interesting how different Masa reacts depending on how much it is "scrunched" and how wet it is when paint is applied. Thanks for introducing me to this new medium!!
Enjoy this beautiful fall day -- it's the same here --in the 80's, very sunny, and very very dry.

Teri C said...

It is so soft and beautiful. Love it.

Joan said...

Wonderful autumn colors!!! I like the look of the masa paper for the grapes. It does look like a tapestry.

It was 40 degrees here in Maine when I got up today. We went to a pumpkin boat race this morning and sat on the rocks, and got chilled to the bone.