Sunday, September 9, 2012

After the Storm


When my friends and I reached Otium Cellars for our Saturday wining, dark grey clouds were already moving into the area. A few minutes later, rain started and soon it exploded into a furious deluge. While we and other folks sat inside enjoying our wine and snacks, the water poured and poured. But in a half hour or so, it had subsided and we could go out into the soaked outdoor areas. I sat on a wet wooden bench to do this iPad sketch of the countryside. The departing clouds swirl overhead while other clouds drift over the blue hills. I love the texture "brushes" for depicting trees. The horses were still safely inside their stalls, but the rain delayed the grape harvest. I placed five of my vineyard and countryside paintings in the tasting room, invited by the family who runs Otium. I hope the wine sippers like (and buy) them.

"Art Studio" app on iPad, September 8, 2012.
You can read about, and see photographs, of another account of this same event at "Rae's Photographic Ramblings."