Colours you can taste
Vineyards are amazing places. They stand the test of time, forever defying the elements. They weather the seasons and achieve balance. Eventually, we pour them into a glass and they fill the senses. Some experiences in life are so rich and fantastic that we wish they could all be bottled. A winery cultivates and captivates just this and more.
Visiting vineyards and wineries is near and dear to me. I grew up in a valley where the apple orchards we loved were all replaced. Grape vines did quite well in their place and our communities began a new tourism with wineries. It sounds easy, but a lot of hard work went into these new businesses. I admire them all for their fierce and bold tenacity. Not every year is exactly as you would like it in the growing cycle. There are risks and I am fascinated by the process.
Wine trails often take me to places where the view is a painting of its own. This summer I was invited to take part in a premier event with the Bay of Quinte Art and Wine Festival. To my delight, I was juried in and welcomed with true county spirit. I was happy to share my art with this new audience. Adding to this opportunity, I was asked if I would like to paint on site. I prepared 3 paintings of vineyards and wineries for this. There was just enough time to paint 1 of them at the event. The people were very fun to meet and I enjoyed answering everyone’s questions, giving them as much information as possible.
Here are the 3 paintings and I hope that there will be more as time goes by.
Vineyards and Wineries
Vineyards and Wineries is a collection of colourful county and country landscapes painted with acrylics on gallery canvas. Paintings are 16×20″ with a depth of 1.5″ and a painted edge, ready for hanging. These paintings explore a variety of favourite vineyards across Canada. Favourite picks! Brushes explore the beauty of grapevines from the provinces of British Columbia and Ontario in this series. What began with travelling to wine festivals has become an inspiration. This is evident with renderings of Prince Edward County, West Kelowna and Osoyoos – all brilliant in hue. This series by Canadian artist and designer Tina Monod is about the time honoured tradition of growing grapes, harvests and winemaking all in this beautiful country of Canada.