12×18 original pastel on sanded paper

There is no place like California for growing grapes.  I’ve tasted wine elsewhere, but it just doesn’t compare.  The climate is perfect…hot during the day, but cool and dry at night.  You can’t be an artist in the Golden State and not paint a few grapes.  They are delightfully purple.  When the sun hits the grapes, you can almost see the juice inside.