In Wineworld, you don't hear it through the grapevine, you taste it after it's been crushed and wined and aged in its oaken barrel. The vines are loaded right now, so that you can be loaded later on. Soon the purple and green clusters will be harvested so that the alchemy can begin again. This image is derived from vines at more than one vineyard. Each variety has its own leaf shape, way of growing, way of clustering the fruit. No detail escapes the grower and vintner. For art, watercolor becomes winecolor.
"Grapevine" is watercolor and ink on Fabriano paper, 8" x 10", August 17- 19, 2011.