Trespass Vineyard & Winery

I’m very proud to announce that my painting “Moonlit Rendezvous” will be used on the label for Trespass Vineyard and Winery.  The small boutique winery is located in beautiful St. Helena in the Napa Valley.

Trespass Vineyard & Winery are known for their red wines which include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and a blend called “Rendezvous”.  Their wines are only available through the winery and at select restaurants.  They’ve even been carried in one of the finest restaurants in the world, The French Laundry in Napa Valley.

My painting “Moonlit Rendezvous” is a painting of the vineyard itself which is where their very cool tasting “patio” is located. (Tasting are by appointment only)

I’ll let you know when the wines with my art are available to purchase once they become available later this year.

"Moonlit Rendezvous" 24 x 18, Oil on Linen


A Great Time was had by All

I’m back at work in the studio after a great weekend in Petaluma teaching my “Nocturne” workshop at the very cool L’Atelier aux Couleurs in Petaluma, CA.

Over the course of the 3 days I spent the first part of the morning working on a demo painting and the rest of the day helping the students on their paintings.  We had a very committed group of painters who would often paint till 6 in the evening, the workshop officially ended at 4 in the afternoon, like I said, “committed”. It’s great to see people so eager to learn something that can be very overwhelming.  Their commitment to improving over the 3 days really showed. All of the students made great strides in their work by the end of the workshop on Sunday afternoon. We also spent the evenings just hanging out eating good food, drinking good wine and talking about art and life.

Thank you to Carole Gray-Weihman and Al Tofanelli for being wonderful hosts and thank you to all the students who attended for making it a pleasure to share.

Not sure when my next workshop will be but we’re in the planning stage now, we might even throw in a couple of “Demo Days” to change things up.  We’ll have more information on future workshops and demo days on my website, my blog and at latelieraux

Here’s a sample of one of my demos from the workshop.  3 of the other demos found homes.

Whispers in the Moonlight, 10 x 12, oil on linen.

Painting the Nocturne Workshop

After much preparation my nocturne workshop is just around the corner. The workshop will be held at L’Atelier aux Couleurs in Petaluma, CA.  There is still a little room in the class so feel free to contact L’Atlelier aux Couleurs if you’re interested in attending

In the future I’ll be promoting my workshops both on my website and here on my blog.  Never got the chance to post this workshop on either webiste this time around, my apologies.

I’ll post some pictures from the workshop sometime next week.

Here are a couple of examples of nocturnes that I’ll have at the workshop.

Country Moon, 10 x 12, Oil on Linen

Moon Whispers, 12 x 10, Oil on Linen