Sunday, March 13, 2016
Linden Vineyards Hardscrabble
"Hardscrabble" means poor quality, dry, and rocky soil, not much fit for farming. But for grapevines, it's great. "Hardscrabble" is the name of this vineyard, associated with Linden Vineyards in northwestern Virginia near Front Royal. It's one of the older vineyards in the area and you can see old vines with thick stems there. In this rare and brief moment between winter and spring I wanted to capture the colors as accurately as possible, such as the grey tree branches, greening grass and the reddish flowers on maple trees. The place has beautiful views and will be glorious when it is all green.
Brown tech pen ink with colored pencil on sketchbook page, 8" x 11", March 12, 2016.