Spring Vines, Suze, ©John O’Grady, 2013
Oil on Panel, 6″x 6″
Not for Sale
There are vineyards all around the village of Suze la Rousse.
In fact, the village is so deeply steeped in wine making, they have transformed a medieval castle dating from the 12th Century into a state of the art university of wine.
It has rained a lot here recently and the vine leaves are now showing. In this area, the earth is sand-like and changes from a light stone colour to a dark orange shade.
This painting is inspired by an old farm house outside the village on the road to St Paul 3 Chateaux.
There was an interplay between rain clouds and the wind that created moving patches of light on the vines.