Landscape Painting of Vineyards - Angels in the Vines
by Linda Paul Studio
Angels in the Vines - Original sculpted bas relief & egg tempera wine country landscape painting by Linda Paul Framed Size 44" x 34" Price $3,500.00 Free shipping in USA and to Canada for this painting shop online or call toll free 1-800-936-9958
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Artist's Inspiration: I had this idea for an artwork with angels or cherubs in the kitchen. When I did the sketch, the idea transformed from angels in the kitchen to angels in the vineyard. I liked the idea that there are guardian angels of the grapevines and wine making. My vineyard is inspired by my trips though California wine country and Napa and Sonoma Valley, they are such magical places. I hope my painting invites you to want to sit at the table in this vineyard and enjoy a nice glass of wine.
Angels in the Vines Original egg tempera framed painting by artist Linda Paul 44" x 34"
About this Original Painting: This artwork was painted in pure egg tempera made from natural crushed stone & earth mixed with a bit of water and egg yolk.. Blues come from crushed lapis lazuli, greens from malachite & natural green earth found around Verona Italy. Painter Linda Paul uses fascinating colors which have been "lost" for hundreds of years & new colors which she has discovered in the Rocky Mountains. Her earth ochers come from the ancient mines of France & Italy. read more about egg tempera paintings:
Frame: Comes with 3" high quality hand-crafted, solid wood frame. Frame is hand-painted by the artist in a dark brown with a rust orange underpaint to perfectly compliment the painting.
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Here is how "Angels in The Vines Original Painting was created by Linda Paul
I had this idea for a piece with angels or cherubs in the kitchen. So I did a sketch and the idea transformed from angels in the kitchen to angels in the vineyard. I want to have a view of a vineyard out a window with the cherubs being a sculptures on the sides of the arched window.
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In my egg tempera paintings I use the same natural ancient pigments that were used by the great masters like Leonardo da Vinci. In fact, I get them from the same places they did. I use a beautiful green earth that comes from Verona Italy and most of my ochers come from the ancient ocher mines in Rousillon France. I crush the stone and earth to make a fine pigment, then I mix it with a bit of water and egg yolk. Read more about ancient pigments and egg tempera.
I have been working on the sky and was having trouble getting the feeling I wanted. Yesterday I left the studio frustrated with it and this morning woke up to a sunrise that was exactly what I wanted. Coincidence? A little help from the big guy? Who knows. The painting is kind of in the humble and homely stage right now.
The painting is evolving and taking on its own direction. If I try and control a painting too much instead of following the flow it presents me with, the results are never as good.
Names for my paintings sometimes come to me as I am creating them and sometimes not until after it is finished. This one wants to be called "Angels in the Vines"
I always work background to foreground and light to dark. So I started with the sky, then the hills and now am developing the background vineyards and vines with an autumn color palette and feeling. My vineyard is inspired from the Napa Valley area. I hope to take another trip out there this spring. When I lived in San Francisco, I often visited the wineries of Sonoma Valley and Napa.
I have lightened the sky a bit, worked on the background landscape and the window arch . I have given the front wall some texture and color. Now I will start on the winery, cherubs and hanging grapes on the arch of the window. My plan is to make the cherubs like little sculptures, they may take their own direction as I begin to paint them. I will do a little study painting of just one of the angels
Working on the angels has been quite slow but very rewarding. I love the direction my painting is going. I am fussing over what colors to use on the items that the three angels are holding. The angel on the left is holding grapes, the top angel is holding a cooking spoon and the angel on the right is holding a wine glass and serving towel. I have just about completed the grapes. I grow grapes on the fence of my yard in Colorado and I always love when they are turning from green to purple.
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