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It’s Wine and Cheese Day!

Some things in the world were just meant to go together, like wine and cheese. Pair your ports and blushes, champagnes,  reds and whites and create a party for each with a sampling of a wide variety of cheeses. There are just about as many types of cheeses as varieties of wine so you should have a full day of tasting before you relax into an evening nap!

Solid Ground 3 (shown at left) was painted using a 2013 Oak Grove Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reserve from Oak Grove Vineyards in Saint Martin, California. You can buy Solid Ground 3 by going to the Modern and Abstract category under Shop Our Art, clicking on the Solid Ground 3 image and following the prompts.

Artist Hans Richter (1988-1976)

Artist Hans Richter was born in Berlin, Germany and held his first exhibition in Munich during 1916. The following year he painted his first abstract work. Two years later, Mr. Richter became a co-founder of the Association of Revolutionary Artists in Zurich, Sweden.

By 1921, Mr. Richter filmed the abstract film entitled “Pythmus 21”. In 1940, Mr. Richter moved to the United States and directed several films before returning to painting in 1958.

Solid Ground 3 (shown above) was painted with a 2013 Oak Grove Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reserve from Oak Grove Vineyards in Saint Martin, California. Solid Ground 3 may be purchased by going to the Modern and Abstract category under Shop Our Art, clicking on the Solid Ground 3 image then following the prompts through checkout.

Artist Nicholas de Stael (1914-1955)

Solid Ground j 1 4 16Artist Nicholas de Stael was born in 1914. Russian born, he moved to Poland then studied art in Brussels, Belgium. His first solo exhibition was during 1936 in Belgium. By 1941 Mr. de Stael moved to Nice, France. A few years later he died of suicide at age 41.

During his short lifespan, Mr. de Stael created over 1,000 paintings, many abstract landscapes, collages and textiles. His work, displayed worldwide, has best been described as abstract expressionism, color field painting, and bold lyrical abstraction.

Solid Ground 3 (yellow)-shown above- was painted using a fine 2013 Oak Grove Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reserve from Oak Grove Vineyards in Saint Martin, California. Solid Ground 3 (yellow) is available for purchase whether as a Limited Edition Print or on metal by going to the Shop Our Art section, clicking either on Modern and Abstract or Art on Metal, clicking on the Solid Ground 3 image and then following the prompts.

Artist Maxmillian Luce (1858-1941)

Born in Paris, Maxmillian Luce became an apprentice wood engraver at age 14 then began art classes in the evening. A prolific artist, Mr. Luce painted over 2,000 oils, mostly landscapes.  He also painted still life’s, portraits and domestic scenes. His style was generally neo-impressionist and impressionist. His art was  described by others as a ‘lyrical celebration of nature’.

Mr. Luce has art featured in over 3 dozen well-known museums and collections worldwide. While alive, his art was shown extensively in the United States and in France. Two of his more famous pieces are “On the Bank of the Seien at Poissy” and “The Port of Saint-Tropez”.

Solid Ground (shown above) was painted using a very fine 2013 Oak Grove Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reserve from Oak Grove Vineyards in Saint Martin, California. Solid Ground may be purchased by going to the Shop Our Art drop down menu then selecting either Modern and Abstract or Art on Metal, locating the Solid Ground image then following the prompts through checkout.

Artist Mary Heilmann (1940- present)

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­Artist Mary Heilmann is an abstract expressionist who uses oils on canvas to often paint wavy-style geometric painting,s which are usually quite large. A 1967 graduate of the University of California, in 1968 Ms. Heilmann moved to New York City. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1977 and honored by the National Endowment for the Arts in 2012. Two of her more well-known paintings include Save the Last Dance for Me (1979), and Surfing on Acid (2005)

Solid Ground 3 (shown at left) was painted with a very tasty 2013 Oak Grove Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reserve wine from Oak Grove Vineyards in Saint Martin, California. Solid Ground 3 may be purchased by going to the Modern and Abstract category of the Shop Our Art drop down menu then clicking on the Solid Ground 3 image and following the prompts.

Solid Ground 2 Is Now Available

Solid Ground j 1 4 16Solid Ground 2 is an abstract intended to literally and figuratively convey strength and stability. This purple, black and violet variation of Solid Ground is bold, lively and vibrant. Solid Ground 2 provides a focal point to your home or office environment and works well with a grouping of our other vivid Solid Ground paintings.

Solid Ground 2 (shown at left) was painted with a fine tasting 2013 Oak Grove Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reserve from Oak Grove Vineyards in Saint Martin, California. Solid Ground 2  may be purchased by going to Shop Our Art, clicking on the Modern and Abstract category then clicking on the Solid Ground 2 image and following the prompts through checkout.