Sunday, June 3, 2018
Bluemont Vineyard in the Rain
Bluemont, Virginia is a tiny historic town near the Blue Ridge mountains which was originally re-founded as a resort from the stifling heat of the Washington summer. It never worked out but the place is still an attraction to tourists and wine lovers. This scene is the view from Bluemont Vineyard, situated high in the hills over the flatter areas of central Virginia. I went there with my wine-sipping friends and there was plenty of rain torrent, splashing, thunder, and lightning. This sketch of Bluemont's wide view was started indoors with a line drawing and finished with colors when I returned to the studio. Note the brighter green vines on the hill to the left. I like depicting rainy and misty scenes as well as the brighter sunlit moments.
Colored pencils and markers on sketchbook page, and a bit of Photoshop, 7 1/2" x 4 1/2",
June 3, 2018.