|Wine Glass Trees, 4"x 3", coloured pencil on Colourfix paper|
copyright Teresa Mallen
My husband has been making wine in recent years. He has a grape crusher and a wine press and in the fall he lines up at a shop with the elderly Italian men in Ottawa's 'Little Italy', to buy the variety of grapes he has chosen. This means we have lots of tasty, inexpensive wine readily available! Oh and my husband is not an elderly Italian gentleman, in case it read that way... :-)
The work above is very small, just 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches. It is a bright and fanciful landscape and I completed several others in a similar fashion. Some got downright garish!