I was recently asked to paint two sketches of Papapietro Perryâ€™s winery. One sketch will be used as a Christmas Card and the other will be used as a birthday party invitation. If you’re in the Dry Creek area of Sonoma County, stop in and taste some of their fine wines and say hello to Barney and the rest of the friendly tasting room staff.
This is the original winery sketch. After drawing in pencil and then ink, I used masking fluid to stop out the white lights before painting.
In this final modified version, I used Adobe Illustrator to further enhance the lighting, which is unobtainable in watercolor alone.
This is the original patio sketch done in pencil, ink, and watercolor.