Take a look at my painting process and get an 'insiders' look into my studio.
I've been painting on wine barrels so it takes a little prep to get my surface ready. Thankfully AJ has been helping me take the barrels apart and rebuild them the size I want.
Each painting takes a lot of planning and layers of paint. I often combine multiple images to create dynamic panoramic views. These paintings are based off of real places, but I often have to change the setting a bit to fit the format of my painting. I like the freedom I have to make these changes. I am more interested in recreating the beauty of wine country than representing a specific place.
After I am done painting them, I apply a few layers of varnish so they're nice and shiny.
AJ and I like to drive to wine country and take photo references. Each wine region has its own beauty and feel. We're lucky to be so close to a few different ones. Behind us is Helwig Vineyards in Amador County.