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Elaine Searle

Umbrian Grapevine
Completed: October, 2013
This work was started in early September in Umbria. The leaf in the foreground was used a demonstration piece on the annual painting holiday I run there.  Our day excursion included a trip (with wine tasting and lunch) to a wonderful family owned local vineyard and the week's painting tuition was themed to the vine. I believe the grape variety is Sangiovese, the specimen of grape came from a local garden which meant that the size of fruit was slightly smaller than the cultivated version.
 
Returning home I decided to complete the painting, working from photos I had taken to add the leaf behind and the vine support  to make one of my 'close cropped' compositions.
 
You can find out more about these holidays at my website www.paintbotanical.com