Watercolour of Vines in Autumn

‘Vers La Gironde’
Watercolour.
42 x 36cm (16,5 x 14,2 inches).
© adam cope

Watercolour of Vines in Autumn

The Gironde is the department of France at the esturary of the Dordogne, past St.Emilion & down to Bordeaux. Wine country.

Watercolour of Merlot Vines

‘Merlot’
Watercolour – Arches Rough 300gms
30 x 40cm (15,8 x 11,8 inches).
© The Artist.

Watercolour of Merlot Vines

Beautiful & long Indian summer here in the Dordogne.

painting of cahors A.O.C.

‘Vines – Terre Rouge’
30 x 40 cm
oil on panel
© The Artist.
150 €

painting of cahors A.O.C.

Vines in winter/early spring in Quercy. The appelation is Cahors A.O.C., which is sometimes known as ‘the blood of France’. This appelation has two distinct geographical types, that tend to give two slightly differnet wine types. That of the ‘cotes’ (slopes) & that of ‘la vallee’. This high point overlooks the valley, with its bluey haze of evening valley mist/descending frost.

Cahors A.O.C. also has two different soil types, which I have talked about before. That of white stoney chalk & that of iron red haemitite rich reddy orange clayey clod.

I thought this painting of the red ground would look good alongside this one, of the white ground

‘Vignoble dans le Quercy Blanc’
2007
30 x 40 cm.
Oil on Panel.
© The Artist.
150 euros
A passer-by on internet might well assume the white in this painting to be snow. But is not. It is something far more surprising…in fact, it’s white chalk, which gives the name to the region in the Lot called ‘Quercy Blanc’. A field of vines growing out of pure white stoney chalk. These things surprise me..

Three Cherry Trees & Autumn Vines

three cheries trees - red oil painting  france fauve colours

‘Three Cherry Trees & Autumn Vines’
2007
oil on panel
30 x 40 cm
© The Artist.
sold
alla prima = done in one session , with very little or no retouching back in the studio
I left this painting behind last autumn, whilst on a painting tour in Quercy, & recently sold it… this painting seems to wishes to avoid all my best efforts to make it fit in with my system of documentation etc!

Oil paint on oil-based primer on MDF panel

Report that the colours have settled well. Oil paint on oil-based primer on MDF panel ages well.The colours are bright & there is little sign of sinking in or drying out.
MDF = medium density fibre board, thefrench have stopped calling it ‘issorelle’

SAUVIGNON

‘Sauvignon’
Watercolour
Quater imperial. 28 X 38 cm. Arches Rough 300 gms
© The Artist.

SOLD

There’s a fete going on the vines. Last week before the sauvignon is vendanged.

Botanical design, not botanical drawing.

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