Thursday, June 26, 2014

Dream Chilean Vineyard

I've been doing a long series of wine signs for Trader Joe's and this is my latest. The series is called "Dream Vineyards" and depicts, as advertised, dreamlike ideal landscapes featuring vineyards. This one is in Chile and is based on the epic South American landscapes of American painter and world traveller Frederick Edwin Church. Chile has a lot of white-capped smoking volcanoes and one hopes that the ash from the volcano blows the other way and not onto the grapevines. This scene is only a background and for the final sign I will letter "South America" in red over the center of the image.

Acrylic on hardboard ("Masonite"), 18" x 9", June 2014.

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