Friday, April 8, 2011

Bottled

Something so seemingly simple as a bottle of fine wine
may take years, or decades in the making. 
Here's to viticulture and enology!

~Dedicated to my husband and father-in-law


46 comments:

  1. Beautiful painting skills! I do envy you :)

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  2. Oooh this looks like a beautiful wine label!

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  3. This is Great! Godbless u xxx

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  4. These are such lovely paintings, they have a "vintage" feeling to them. Bottling some sushine from here and sending it to you and yours Shirley! Cheers!
    Jane x

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  5. Lovely illustration - I agree that it would make a very nice label for a bottle of wine!

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  6. You're making me thirsty! Such lovely paintings.

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  7. Beautiful, juicy style, great for the subject! My Dad makes wine & it is indeed a laborious process, but love the result! :)

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  8. Beautiful bottle and love the whole concept here.

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  9. oh I love this!!!! My Dad is an amazing winemaker!!! I respect this fine art !!!!

    Have a great day!!!

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  10. This is great, always love your watercolours. My brother is a vintner which is always nice to have in the family :)

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  11. Absolutely LOVELY!!! I am sooo happy I have discovered your site/blog!! You now have a new fan: me!! I am fascinated by all the love and labor that the wine maker put into that red (or white..) nectar call wine!! Your take on "bottled" describe all that beautifully. I am so happy you stopped by my blog so I could discover yours!! :)Merci for the nice words too.

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  12. Wow! I heard recently that it takes about 600 grapes to make one bottle of wine! This is great Shirley! Does Monsiuer Olivet like a little Cabernet Sauvignon now and then/ :o) So are your hubby and dad-in-law winemakers? Great dedication piece. Thanks for your kind and extremely encouraging comments over at my place. I love to see your little doggie pop up when I click on comments. God bless.

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  13. Lovely piece! I've gotten behind on your posts, but looks like M. Olivet is getting out. Jack has the right idea, offer him a glass of wine. Makes me thirsty too :)

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  14. Awesome Shirley, I love it. Love the lettering too.

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  15. Thanks shirley, and nice painting, great composition too!

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  16. Great work ¡¡¡ :D I like your style :D

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  17. beautiful, shirley. deep gorgeous color - i love your style!

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  18. Aaaah, beautiful! Such beautiful looseness and fluidity of your strokes. And I love your handlettering!

    Cheers to you, my wonderful and amazing friend!

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  19. Wow, Shirley, this is a lovely, lovely piece! As one commenter mentioned, it'd be a wonderful wine label, but I think that it'd also be great as a big poster or framed wall art. Love it!

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  20. thanks for your comment! good technique! I love watercolors!

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  21. Pretty colours, expressive style :)

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  22. As always, Shirley, your work is wonderful. And gosh, if Jack Frost is right, I consumed at least 600 grapes last night with the help of my neighbors...evil people just kept filling the glass. And thank you for the lovely comment on my blog!

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  23. Wonderful! Love your technique and I really love how you handle shadow. Simply lovely!

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  24. So lovely! My own father used to make wine with my grandfather. This brings back some fun memories of watching them work (they actually stomped on the grapes!). Theresa

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  25. So lovely... You do such beautiful work!

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  26. A Spirit's journey. And vino is of my favorite kinds. Nicely done.

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  27. Hey Shirley I was here and you were commenting on my t hree bears thank you!!!

    This piece, the red drop is what I think is he superb touch, the way it indicates so well that all these things go into the making of the wine - what a visual metaphor!

    And everything is treated so delicately with that light touch that make your water colours stand out...

    now I just gave up alcohol last night too!

    see you :)

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  28. Beautiful!Perfect for the topic:)

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  29. It's wonderful, Shirley! I don't drink wine myself, I really don't like the taste of alcohol, but if it was labeled with this, I'd buy a bottle. Seriously, it's got sunshine and the smell of summer soil and a warm breeze and that little something you always put into your beautiful paintings that just make them lovable!

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  30. Thanks so much for your comment, Shirley! I'm still working on an illustration for ArtRage-- it drives me so crazy with the lag & crashing, I keep giving up, ha!

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  31. Aaaaawwww! I am so sorry to hear you are under the weather. This has not been a good week. As a matter of fact I was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday. Thankfully they released me yesterday but tomorrow I get to see a supposedly handsome cardiologist. Be still my heart!

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  32. So rich and wonderful! Simply superb, as always! :o)

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  33. I wish I had a vineyard. This is wonderful, Shirley.

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  34. Very VERY nice, Shirley. Like the wine colour. :) Trying to teach myself more techniques...so very far behind you. LOL :D

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  35. Heisann!

    I bring with me a bottle of vine when I am biking... and my husband too, and the cats ;:OD)
    Nice illustration, good taste...

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  36. Those watercolors are delicious! Really well done! It almost looks like a story on its own :)

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