I remember this day so well! Mike and I went to Napa Valley for last Valentine’s day holiday for a long weekend. After visiting Copia (where we learned how to make hot chocolate and home-made marshmallows in a cooking class), we played fetch with Gracie in a field behind Copia beside what I guess is the Napa river. My reference photo for this painting was taken a bit later, so the light even warmer.

I think this represents where I’m going. Continuing to losen up, being more expressive. What do you think?

Napa Glow, Oil on Linen, 8×10″

Mike and Gracie on that day…me, behind the camera as usual ­čÖé

7 thoughts on “Napa Glow

  1. I love the loose quality in this one! It’s something I’ve been striving for in my own work…the balance between accuracy and expression…the never-ending quest.

    Really beautiful! I think your painting is prettier than the actual scene.

  2. Hi Martin, thanks for your encouragement. I checked out your blog, very nice work. I didn’t see a blogroll, though, so not sure about a link exchange. I generally don’t do that any just to drive traffic. I list blogs that I do truly read. I’ve added yours to my list, so may post it soon.

    Cheers, -Ed

  3. Well you’ve loosened it up, but it still looks like you were in control Ed. This one is real nice.
    I really get a sense of this place. Love the colors and the amount of detail you’ve chosen to put in.

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