The Rushin’ River or The Russian River…
No matter how you spell it, it means great wine in Sonoma County, California!
Well, here is the second painting in my wine art series. The title of this one, The Rushin’ River which is a play on words for The Russian River Valley, which is home to some incredibly great wines here in California. This vibrant painting captures the essence and playful mood of Sonoma county and its rich vineyards. I stopped short of lettering this with the Words RUSHIN’ RIVER emblazoned across it which would have turned it into a real pop-art piece.
This painting has a fun, funky and kinda urban art meets expressionism feel to it. Who knows? I’m not one for getting caught up in labels! What I do know is that this was balls to the wall fun to paint!!! Lots of dancing, love and fun went into making this piece. Grooving on those mountains – the colors are beautiful, and it looks great in person. I’m not braggin’, just sayin’, the colors really are alive and glowing on this one!
Here in Sonoma county the wine flows like the Russian River in January! And if you’ve been here, or live here, then you know just how good the Pinot Noir is, same goes for pretty much any wine from this region…
Not only is the area beautiful, but the Russian River Valley AVA (American viticulture Area) accounts for about one-sixth of the total planted vineyard acreage in Sonoma County. The area generally lies between Sebastopol and Santa Rosa in the south, and Forestville and Healdsburg in the north. The Russian River Valley has a characteristically cool climate, heavily affected by fog generated by the valley’s proximity to the Pacific Ocean. The area is known for its success with cool climate varietals, notably Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
In Sonoma County alone there are almost 60,000 acres of vineyards and more than 425 wineries! Yeah Baby!
So here’s a toast, raise your glass – Prost! Cheers! Salute! Skol!
Available – Now’s your chance to add a unique wine painting to your collection. The Rushin’ River – perfect wall art for any home or winery!