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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