Thursday, January 13, 2011

Cristom Vineyard


Until there is new work, another from the recent past.
My long time friend John is Director of Marketing and Sales at Cristom Wines. A couple of times I`ve gone up into to the vineyards while he was working, taking pictures, drawing, catching my breath and taking in the beautiful farming country of Marion County. The vines are planted on a very steep hill and the views from high up are vast. The flat lands below are so fertile, the topsoil is 12 feet deep in places!

7 comments:

Jala Pfaff said...

This is SO cool. Much more detailed than anything I think of as yours normally, but still your style and your vibrant color sense too.

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Marvelous!! Looks like some of the German wine fields. Love how you depict the rolling hills.

SamArtDog said...

I love the Diebenkorn perspective. But his are tipped, and yours are Tiptonned. Har har.

RH Carpenter said...

What a great opportunity to visit and take photos and spend time in the vineyards of your friend. Those well-chosen darks really bounce the eye around so it sees everything in a nice rhythm.

Aubrey Studebaker said...

I am awed by this piece. I really enjoy all of your work but this has to be my favorite that so far. Literally makes me gasp/feel like I'm there. A-mazing!

kate said...

An unusual composition for you, yet it's still so RT in the abstraction, color and feeling. At first I thought of Wayne Thiebaud's California landscapes (which I admire).

Don Gray said...

So masterful, Randall--love the abstracted reality. The compression of space reminds me of Diebenkorn, or Thiebaud.