Friday, July 08, 2011

Watercolor Painting - View from Chaumette Winery

View from Chaumette Winery
©2011 Steve Penberthy
Watercolor on Strathmore 140-lb CP paper
9" x 12" (22.9 cm x 30.5 cm)

I had lunch at Chaumette Winery and Vineyards a few weeks ago, and this was the beautiful view that we enjoyed as we looked out on the property from the veranda of the restaurant. I was really impressed with the sweeping vistas and rolling hills.

The Chaumette Winery is located near Saint Genevieve, Missouri, in the southeastern part of the state. When I think of Missouri Wine Country, I typically think of the wineries near Augusta and Herman, Missouri, but Ste. Genevieve County has a growing number of wineries and is producing some interesting wines.

This painting is really a planning sketch, as I want to paint this on some larger paper. I used this sketch/painting to work out some problems and just get a feel for the scene. More to come on this one!