Chianti Wine, Cheese, and Grapes
- Oil on Canvas
- 30 x 25 cm (about 11 x 9.5 inches)
- Available and framed in white, distressed wood
I was asked to teach a private workshop to four lovely Australian ladies, for November 1, 2018. In preparing for this still life painting class, I created this composition. I liked it and decided to paint it myself.
A detail shot is provided, as well. I learned to paint writing or text so that you know that there are words in the art, but you cannot read them (see the Chianti wine label). I find that visually more interesting in most cases.
Also, one touch that I am a bit proud of is that the green in the wine bottle's label is balanced on the cut end of the branch for the cluster of grapes. And I do hope the effect of the cutting board sticking way out away from the wooden kitchen board below it, as well as the single grape near its edge, gives a feeling of impending movement or at least a bit of "whoa!"
Chianti Wine, Cheese, and Grapes Still Life Oil Painting sitting on the easel with palette below for Lollipop, a figure painting in process.
I do not have a talent, eye, for framing art. So, I often allow my framers to do what pleases them. Most of the time I like it. Here, framer and gallerist Stefano Salvadori shows off his handiwork on my painting. His shop is in Pescia, Tuscany, in Italy. I like what he did with Chianti Wine, Cheese, and Grapes. Do you?