"Red Mountain Vineyard" oils on canvas $2000 38"x52" 2014
"Red Mountain Vineyard" and "Wine Tour" are two large oils painted in the studio after a sketching trip to eastern Washington. Hot hot sun, rich green diagonal rows of vines endlessly sweeping up the hills, small and large wineries dotted throughout, each with its own architecture, character and wines of course. Glimpsed every so often, sitting at my small plein air easel, another car would slowly travel by at the end of the row, on a tour through the vast wine country. Never alone, wine people are friendly; Mexican radio and chat audible from invisible vine tenders. "Red Mountain Vineyard" won an award from Stevens Winery at an Evergreen Fine Arts Association show.