September is a wonderful time to visit the California wine country. The warmth of the sun, the smell in the air and the beauty that surrounds you is unforgettable. All your concerns and worries melt away, at least for awhile.
This couple is about to enjoy a delightful lunch experience at the winery. The challenge in this painting is to capture that feeling, in that setting. The strong California sun is evident, creating strong light/shadow. The white umbrella provides partial shade to the diners. Some of the foliage is in sun, some in shade. This painting is primarily done with palette knife... lots of thick paint and texture. Fun.