My Life in Art; Painting & Traveling. By Linda Hugues
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Villa Il Crociccio Vines
I set my borrowed chair among the rows of grapevines to paint this one. I could see how carefully the plants were tended; each one was neatly tied to a stick to keep it upright, and skillfully pruned, presumably by someone who was taught by his grandfather.
As I sketched, I could hear the staff setting up for our dinner under those trees, as the late afternoon sun bathed everything in a beautiful golden pink light. Painting a beautiful scene while someone else cooks my dinner--heaven!