Plein Air Charcoal Drawing at the Irvin House Vineyard Festival 2009

It was a beautiful day under the majestic oaks of the Irvin House Vinyard for the annual "Blessing of the Vines" Festival.

The Reverend Gregg Snyder from St. Johns Episcopal Church led a progressive blessing of the winery buildings, the grape vines, the Irvin family and gathered guests.
It was a spirited event with participants following Father Snyder around the vineyard adding rousing acclamations to each of the blessings.
After the blessing ceremony, all returned to picnic under the trees, enjoying the beautiful weather, live music, food, wine and craftsman displays.

A "plein air" (drawn on location) charcoal and pastel drawing of the Irvin House "Blessing of the Vines" Festival 2009.


Janette Jones, Studio California said...

Thank you Kay for giving me this link on FB...what a wonderful place to paint...wish I lived closer! There is just something so peaceful about a is man made yet feels like nature...

Katherine Muschick Schneider said...

Hi Janette,
I wish you lived closer too - but how wonderful to be painting in The beautiful country of Northern Calif. Congratulations on winning the California Art Club Award at the Napa Valley Art Festival.
Love your new paintings in the "Art of the Wine - California Wineries and Vineyards" Show.


Matthew said...

It's nice to see a priest of the Episcopal Church dress in such a traditional manner. I'm a Catholic (and a very traditional one ) and I long to see all of our priests dressing properly in such a manner again.

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