Monday, May 11, 2009
I had the wonderful opportunity to paint a large 3'x4' painting of The Celani Family Vineyards in Napa California for a very good customer of mine as a present for a friend of his, the propritor of the said vineyard. I was to incorporate the vineyard itself and the wine varieties from the winery as well. The bottles are slightly larger than life size, and let me tell you that painting the writing on those labels was quite the challenge, I'm still uncrossing my eyes. If you click on the photos and look close enough, you can see that on the two bottles to the right I had to paint a miniature painting of the vineyards again as they appeared on the labels as well. All in all it was a great experience, and some day soon I hope to visit the Celani vineyard and get a better look the grounds myself and enjoy what I spent so long painting. Cheers!