A vineyard in Tuscany – impressionist landscape painting

A Vineyard in Tuscany
5 x 7 acrylic on hardboard


See more of my vineyard paintings here

I’ve painted this motif before and, in fact, the original painting, which sold earlier this year, has been licensed for use on a wine label. So, I thought it might be time to revisit the theme, a favorite one of mine. This will be a study for a larger painting which I might do this fall.

The fires have left our area of La Canada Flintridge, but I do worry for our friends in Pasadena, Monrovia, Sierra Madre and points east. There are some beautiful areas which are endangered, including Eaton Canyon and the Cobb Estate, two places where I love to go to paint.

The old growth in the forest may be 50 years or older … since there was a large fire. This is the cycle of nature but it is disturbing whenever it happens. Of course the forest will recover, but we will not live to see the replacement of 6o foot pines.


  1. Ann
    September 3, 2009

    Oh, I love this painting! Beautiful colors and glowing light. Glad to hear you are safe.

  2. Jo Castillo
    September 4, 2009

    This is beautiful. Nice that the earlier painting lives on. I’ll drink to that! :)

  3. Patti Gibbons
    September 11, 2009

    lovely color/light. Nice that your other one is licensed out!
    I got one of my large landscape paintings in a show this weekend…yay!

  4. Sadia
    September 18, 2009

    Karen this painting portrays glowing radiance! Gorgeous!
    Take care.

  5. Fabrizio Van Marciano
    December 17, 2009

    Nice little piece of work, I can feel the warmth coming from that sunset sky. Thanks for sharing.

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