This was one of the paintings in the series about and inspired by wine and the ‘waters of life’ or ‘Aqua Vitae’. Here red wine varietals came into their own. The vivacious colour and layers upon layer of process and history and of sensual enjoyment.
'I am not your stereotypical artist in so many ways with this one exception, I do appreciate wine in a similar way to my appreciation of art and the way historically, many artists have enjoyed this nectar. I love wine. I love the taste. I love the colour. The Chroma. The aroma. The feel. The process. The many similarities in the creation to art making and art appreciation and the multiple levels of sensual appeal. Hence when I was asked to do a commission about wine varietals I went to it with the fervour of a wine loving artisan and took the plan a tad further to create a series of works inspired by this heavenly ambrosia.'
Such a joy to look into the lush characteristics of Shiraz and Pinot Noir. The generous warm tones on the palette and on the eye. The richness, generosity and depth. And then looking into the glass from above, the jewel of light coming through the colour, the wave of the swirl. I could go on forever about the richness of these experiences and the layers of history, but the pleasure is in the painting and the glass.
Jacquelyn Stephens is a Melbourne based artist who has been successfully exhibiting her paintings for over 20 years since completing a BFA in Painting at the Victorian College of the Arts. Over the years she has had several successful solo and group exhibitions in commercial galleries and artists run spaces. Her paintings can be seen in many media publications and are held in private collections worldwide.
All paintings are varnished with Professional Quality Artists Varnish, once they have been photographed. This gives a protective surface and an exquisite sheen that really makes the colours powerful & eye-catching.
FRAMED beautifully in solid oak that has been waxed and natural tone. Framing cost a mint, ythat is why the painting seems so expensive, but the frame just looks so gorgeous.
Painting is titled and signed verso and ready to hang with picture wire.
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