Sunday, October 02, 2011
"Hedges Winery - Red Mountain, Washington state"
What I like about the facade of the building is that it has this classic European look. I'm not good at discerning the differences between Baroque, Renaissance, Greek, architecture (the art history class was waayy too many years ago), but I'm thinking it's in there somewhere. Anyway, we both settled in on this particular point of view and sat down in the late afternoon sun and had a great time drawing and adding some color.
According the reports we see in our newspaper and literature found at the wineries at Red Mountain, the terrior of the west side of the mountain is more similar to that of the French vineyards than any other locale in the United States. Sounds a little like a "chamber" claim, but who knows? I do know this, the wines they produce out there are very fine.
ink, watercolor, on 12 x 18 watercolor sketchpad