In addition to wineries here in central Virginia, there a quite a few orchards including peaches and apples as well as yummy berry farms. This year at the Arts Center in Orange Virginia I decided to create paintings that are a little more contemporary, including some of my favorite fruits from California. I love tradition, but I’m more captivated by a striking splash of rich color on a kitchen wall. The six paintings below include texturing compound and acrylics with pinches of gold leaf, iridescence and collage. Each is 9″ x 9″ on canvas and gallery wrapped (meaning that the image wraps around the edges) so it’s not necessary to frame them. Opening reception is Thursday, August 1, 5-7pm, with show dates of August 1 – September 28, 2013, at The Arts Center In Orange – 129 East Main Street, Orange, VA. Hope to see you at the reception.