Mike has a few weeks off between jobs, so we headed to Napa Valley for Valentine’s. We stayed a couple nights at Beazley House in Napa, a great B&B that accepts–no, loves–dogs! Gracie had a great time, running through vineyards and just hanging out with us. We spent a lot of money on wine, but hey, it lasts for years, so no big deal.
I painted this Friday morning. It’s a view from the backyard of Beazley House. I’d originally included a building to the left the obscured the lower half of the palm and other things that simply distracted from the center of interest, so today I repainted those areas. It really helped. Learning to simplify is so important, something I’m still working on.
Napa Valley Morning – Oil on Linen – 10×8″
Gracie wondering Rubicon, her favorite Napa Winery (owned by Francis Ford Coppella).
6 thoughts on “A visit to Napa, Wine Country”
It’s nice to find a dog-friendly B&B. Nice to know, for when we go to that area to visit. Looks like Gracie had a grand time!
The painting is great, nice “paint out”. 🙂 I’m wondering how you make wine last for years. We always drink ours up. Heh, heh.
strong and to the point,very effective Ed,
the green on the house is delicious!
Yeah you’re alright, for an artist 🙂 Simply a magnificent, loose, color perfected artist. I’d like to follow you around and steal all your painting secrets. I’d like to paint in Napa Valley too! But seriously you’re great and that’s all I can say. THe paintings move me, especially Napa Morning Valley, lovely!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks, Chris – I like your work as well, in particular the mountain landscape with the home in it.
…so nice to actually see MIKE in a picture with the infamous Gracie! I’m a great fan of the art and an even bigger fan of MJE…He’s the BEST ain’t he? Still crazy after all these years….oh still crazy, after all, these years :0 ) Sara the Betrayer…