Fall Rush

After the lazy days of  summer, the fall rush is on in the Livermore Valley.  I headed out to do some painting in the vineyards and set up my easel at Concannon Vineyards.  A few vines had early color in the Petite Syrah section near the shaded picnic areas.  Trucks roared up the drive carrying loads of grapes for the crush.  The Concannon website describes the scene … Harvest has “weeks of frenzied activity as we rush to bring the grapes to the cellar.  Crews hit the vineyard before daybreak while the grapes are still cool.” 

Here is my latest painting from my day at Concannon…

September Syrah, pastel, 9×12