Oil on textured panel, 12" by 12" -- painted from photo references taken at Thomas Fogarty Winery, Portola Valley, California. This is a restored 1935 Ford pickup truck carrying wine barrels. These are chardonnay grapes and the wines are quite good!! Fog streaming over the ridge top in the Santa Cruz Mountains and obscuring the distant trees is quite frequent. Pinot Noirs from grapes grown in vineyards on this property are excellent as well.

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Comment by Stuart J. Gourlay on August 5, 2015 at 0:41
Thanks Walda!
Comment by Walda Juhl on August 4, 2015 at 9:35

This is my favorite, Stuart!!

Comment by Stuart J. Gourlay on July 31, 2015 at 8:44

Thank you very much Pauline!!  I used two different photo references, because the car was parked at the edge of a parking area with a very boring hillside behind it, but across the road was this beautiful vineyard with the same lighting.   I exaggerated the foggy appearance of the far trees, but that happens frequently on this property with the marine layer coming up over the ridge from the Pacific Ocean.

Comment by Pauline Le Merle on July 31, 2015 at 7:23

Great painting Stu, I just love the contrast between the car and landscape :-}}}

Comment by Stuart J. Gourlay on July 30, 2015 at 14:42
Thank you Li!
Comment by Ningning Li on July 30, 2015 at 12:38

So realistic with such finely done details, Marvelous painting!!!

Comment by Stuart J. Gourlay on July 27, 2015 at 12:15
Thank you Dor and Nancy!
Comment by Dorian Aronson on July 27, 2015 at 10:34

Bravo and lots of smiles :-)

Comment by Nancy Sands on July 27, 2015 at 8:32
Stu, you did such a great job on this one. I also love the background field.
Comment by Stuart J. Gourlay on July 25, 2015 at 1:20
Thank you Eibhlin!


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