Friday, October 7


10" x 8"
Acrylic on canvas panel

The classical station here in the Chicago area has a morning host with the last name of Grapentine.  He's been a part of my morning routine since 1986 when he joined WFMT.  As I conjured the title to this piece I giggled at the opportunity to honor him.  Carl Grapentine, this one's for you.  

In my many years as a mural painter I never had the chance to paint grapes that weren't stenciled.  I painted every other kind of fruit and vegetable, but not grapes.  I challenged myself to do it today, and it was a blast!  Expect to see more.

This painting can be seen on  in my gallery.  It is also for purchase through this web site.

Thank you for visiting again today.


  1. I can't believe you can paint this detailed a painting daily! I can barely paint three plums in one day! What beautiful colors and values in those grapes! I love the little hints of green.

  2. Hi Virginia,
    I did paint it in a couple hours yesterday. I put down the dark values of each orb first and then added the color on top. I'm going to try to make another one today. But may not post it right away. Thanks for your "ever-joyful" comments.