It was winter wining at "50 West," a new winery in Middleburg, Virginia. Delicious tastings of Virginia's bounty, especially red wines, were on offer. As usual, whatever the season, I sip and draw, this time with new friends and even Diane, the vineyard's owner looking on. I don't mind "drawing an audience" haha. The snow from the blizzard three weeks ago is almost all gone, making room for the next snow delivery. "50 West" is named after the route it's on, uh, Route 50 going west.
The upper image shows an unusual metal mesh horse sculpture on their wine terrace, and on the barrel is a fox sculpture, seen from behind. It's lifelike but is only ceramic. The hills in late afternoon were Blue Ridge blue with sun highlights of deep gold.
Ink and colored pencil on sketchbook page, about 8" x 10", February 6, 2016. Some finishing work in the studio.