"Fruit of the Vine" is an original landscape of the Sokol Blosser winery by Oregon impressionist Talya Johnson.
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Behind the Canvas
Imagine the determination and confidence it would take to plant a vineyard in a place where no wine industry was currently present. Such was the beginning of Sokol Blosser, a successful family owned and operated estate and winery on Dundee Hills of Oregon.
I could feel that pioneering spirit as I gazed at the acres of neat vineyard rows. So much beauty to take in! Not rugged and untamed like the landscapes I've grown accustomed to, but quiet, confident, and fertile with hope and expectation of a bright future.
I put my brush to the linen having little idea as to where the painting would lead me. I was drawn to the hopeful energy manifest in the tantalizing S curves dancing through the rows. This painting emerged as the clouds parted during the early evening light. While not an exact representation of this green, sustainable estate, I believe it has captured the hopeful energy and confidence of the land that has born the best of the fruit of the vine.