The leaves on the grapevines are starting to change to their fall color....different grape varieties change differently and at their own pace. Beautiful.
I painted in watercolor up on this old stone wall as Frank was below, painting the same view in oil paint. This may be the last painting before the leaf change....
And speaking of vineyards, a few Sundays ago I observed the annual mass to bless the grapes. With so many farmers and workers tied to the vineyards for their income and so many of us who need the grapes to keep providing, this is serious stuff! Afterwards, all unpacked their picnic baskets and ate lunch along with the wine and grapes that were available. It was a charming event...
|Love this painting and the golden light surrounding....|
|a great spot from which to paint!|
|You can see the clergy and the altar boys in their robes, facing the vineyard and sending prayers towards the vines!|
|During the blessing, from within the old altar of St. Marcellin, Rognes, Provence, France..|
Notice the various shades of grapes on the table for sale by a group of old ladies.