Friday, October 20, 2017

Portola Vineyards, Portola Valley, Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Portola Vineyards are beautiful this time of the year with many of the leaves turned to yellow and orange, a lovely contrast to the dark green trees on the surrounding hillsides.  A huge thank you to the Lehmann family for allowing us to paint at their beautiful vineyards.  After all of the devastating fires in the North Bay wine country, it was wonderful to see these beautiful vineyards and to have cool weather to help the firefighters get those fires completely out. Most of us were attracted to the vineyards although a few artists ventured far enough to find the pond.  The sun only came out for a few brief moments in the morning, and then I immediately photographed my view so I knew where to paint the shadows.  

The last time we were here both border collie Bruno and rescue lab Simon helped us with our painting.  Check out the October 22, 2015 blog for proof.  This time they didn't get to visit us until we were finishing our picnic, and then Bruno was delighted to play "catch the stick" with anyone who would play with him.

Link to Portola Vineyards website

Portola Vineyards

Leslie's painting of grape leaves

Paintsite co-coordinator Jane S. painting 5x7 quick sketch of vineyards

Jane S's 5x7 quick sketch of vineyards

Jane S's finished painting of vineyards
Marilyn"s painting of vineyards

Elaine painting by the vineyards

Elaine's painting of grapes and grape vines

Susan J. painting by the vineyards

Mary R and Helen painting by the vineyards

Mary R's painting of the grape vines and hillside beyond

Helen's painting of grape vines

Helen's painting of vineyards and Elaine painting beside the vineyards


Lois's painting of the vineyards and the red barn

Broncha's painting of vineyards and hills beyond

Lorraine's painting of the pond

Suzie's painting of ducks on the pond

Suzie's painting of the pond

Susan B-G's painting of the pond

The artists enjoying the large comfortable picnic table

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