During my last years of teaching, I decided to try being a vendor at art shows. I was juried into a wonderful summer show at Dr. Frank's winery on Keuka Lake (one of the finger lakes of New York). My wife loved the wine and my work was received very well. Meanwhile Marna Wirth, a friend of mine, had collected many wine labels on wine tours. She asked me to make something with them. The following series was born. I then had paintings especially for that annual Fine Arts & Wine show. Unfortunately the show has ceased to exist after a seven year run.
Yes, actual labels are used in the making of these paintings. The paintings are 16 inches wide and 12 inches high.
Joe Serphillips, who works at Dr. Frank's, kindly keeps me supplied with labels.
I highly recommend the wine. Check out the winery either online or go to one of their daily tastings.