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by derek mccrea
- Artist Notes
- I completed this work in winter 2001 while doing an exhibition at
Chateau Élan Vineyard in North Georgia, USA. The vineyard kept bringing
me different kinds of wine as I kept creating personalized commissions
for customers. It was a very fun weekend. This particular painting
represents the balance I add to my life through art and combining art
with memorable experiences.
adds balance to my life. Everyone needs balance in his or her life to
alleviate the inevitable daily stresses involved in the hectic world.
To add balance in my life I spend as much time with my family as
possible and have various hobbies that take my mind away. My hobbies
that help create balance in my life and help me relax include art,
cross country hiking, salt-water fishing, and competition archery.
serve multiple roles as a fruit and also a base for fine quality wines.
I only paint when I am inspired and in a good mood. Basically any time
off of work I am in a good mood. Not that I do not like my work, it is
just that I try to take full advantage of my time when I am off of
work. I have never been the type to sit around on a weekend off. While
painting this work the wine was whispering as though it was a compass
in my head calling me to have a drink of all the different types of
wine the Chateau Élan Vineyard offered.
Grapes = Wine =
Romance. Every time I see grapes I think of wine and when I think of
wine I think of romance. I think that society has given wine that
image. Sweet, soft red wine simply melts in your mouth and tantalizes
your senses. The beauty of red grapes and wine compliment the desirable
atmosphere for romance.
More about derek mccrea
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- alabama, usa
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Biography of Derek McCrea
View my blog at http://watercolorpaintingart.blogspot.com
Derek McCrea is a US Army Infantry Combat Soldier with two tours in Iraq with the 3rd Infantry Division, and this is his stress relief. He has always loved to paint; it allows him to express emotions on paper and r ...
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