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Foggy Morning Harvest

Oil on canvas, 22″ x 28″, unframed

Foggy Morning Harvest

Photographer Richards Lyon captured this foggy morning grape picking crew at their profession in the 1980s. Hand-harvesting tends to do a better job of protecting the grape’s juice content from oxidation due to damaged skins. Many grape varietals are cut from the vine in the cool, early morning hours to help keep the grapes’ astringency to a minimum and deliver grapes to the waiting winery workers in the morning.

John Salvestrin “Afternoon Siesta”

Oil on canvas, 18″ x 24″, unframed

John Salvestrin “Afternoon Siesta”

Description to come.

Christine Olivo, painter
Christine Olivo

olivoarts.com

“Since childhood, drawing and painting have been a way that I have found to express myself. Living in the Napa Valley, I have been inspired to reinvent myself, and my painting style. I love nature, its colors and the way light plays on everything. Through the medium of oil painting, I have expanded my own color perception. I use paint strokes to enhance form. I like to paint the essence of a landscape, simplifying what I see and selecting the color and light relationships.

As I continue to study art, I find that I return most often to the Impressionists. Most of my landscape paintings are “plein air” so as to discern color relationship and capture the varying lights in nature. My paintings are not limited to landscapes. I love to “zero” in on objects and study them up close and personal. I did a series on old, rusted, cars that were falling apart. They seemed to have a story to tell and painting them on canvas, seemed to bring them back to life.

Painting is a language all itself, and it is an adventure for me, that will keep me inspired for the rest of my life.”