6x8 INCH ORIGINAL VINEYARD
OIL PAINTING BY TOM BROWN
A trip to wine country offered me the chance to indulge two of my passions: enjoying fine wines and painting stunning landscapes en plein air (on site, directly from nature). I also shot a number of photos to use as reference for paintings once I returned to my home studio.
Sometimes I paint things as I would LIKE to see them rather than recording the literal facts. I take what nature offers as a “suggestion” rather than something I must follow slavishly.
I thought it would be interesting to show the scene as it actually appeared, as well as how I used that to form the basis of this painting. I hope you like my interpretation.