"On The Vine" was a fun painting to do. I first textured the canvas with thick gesso, using a wide brush to get various levels. Then I used burnt sienna as an underpainting. Next came the stock and leaves, then the ground. Keeping the shadows dark in the upper portion of the painting helps to draw your eye back into the depth of the vine. Working from back to front, I started on the grapes. Keeping in mind the colors and composition. After the grapes were in I added more texture to the vine, giving it a more gnarly look.
The original oil painting is 12x16 and hangs in a private collection in Northern California.
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Darice Machel McGuire lives on the beautiful Island of Maui. Her Hawaii and California landscape oil and acrylic paintings are gracing the homes and offices of collectors nationally and internationally. Darice's choice of subject matter comes from her love of nature and all that surrounds her on a daily basis. She paints in large and small formats. Her works are represented by Village Galleries in Lahaina, The Gallery At The Ritz in Kapalua and Kaukini Gallery in Kahakuloa, all on the island of Maui.
This past year (2014) brought Darice an opportunity to further her art career by co-writing a book through Walter Foster Publishing, "Art Of Painting in Acrylic". The book can be purchased through Walter Foster's website...
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