"Wine Saturday" brought me and the Wine Team to "Fifty West Vineyards" near the picturesque town of Aldie, Virginia. The spring leaves are brightening up and soon the grapevines will leaf out as well. There is plenty of that radiant Spring yellow-green, even on a partly cloudy day. This is a view of one of their newly planted vineyard areas. In the front are old vine posts with party lights suspended from them. The reddish places on the ground are fresh dirt where vines are growing. That is the color of most of the dirt I've seen in Virginia, and I hope it continues to foster the Grape.
Ink and colored pencil on sketchbook page, 8" x 7 1/2". Started on site and finished in the studio. April 28-29, 2018.