I love the vinyeards. They have all been recently snipped and pruned and trimmed, looking neat and well coiffed. Their stark woody trunks, attractively darkened by the rain, are given center stage in settings of gay springflowers.

I did several sketches. The first ones are still waiting for the art fairy to make them presentable, like Casey always says… These are of the last ones, after I started realizing I cannot fit a whole vinyeard onto my page! I always find nature intimidating, thinking I can create the whole universe on a single page. …”It’s elementary my dear Ronell, simplify, simplify”….

All sketches done in pen and watercolour on Fabrano Artistico watercolour paper.


14 thoughts on “Sketching in the vineyards

  1. OH YES!!! Wouldn’t I LOVE to be there!! It’s a fabulous place and you captured it gorgeously — filled with light, romance and the promise of all those vines!

  2. Gorgeous splashes of colour, as always … When I browse the EDM Superblog, your work is so distinctive, I immediately recognise it as yours.

  3. You are not the only one to find nature intimidating! Yet she always inspires beautiful work from you, Ronell. I love your vineyard – particularly that first watercolour. I take heaps of photographs of vines but I’ve never been brave enough to sketch them – so there!

  4. I totally agree with you regarding your feelings before nature. So overwhelming, how can one dare think it will be possible to capture it in a tiny sheet of paper. But somehow, you always seem to succeed. These are beautiful sketches.

  5. I love everything about vines and vineyards – these are wonderful evocative sketches that make me almost smell that earth and air…

  6. Your drawings look ready to burst forth in bloom just like the vines you painted! Ronell, you’ve captured the beautiful mystery of spring.

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