I was asked to paint a scene for a menu board. The menu board is 48" x 48" and set within a century old window frame. My commission is due to us becoming fully involved in a new cider and wine making venture. My husband and two others are making fantastic dry, complicated organic ciders and wines (archibaldjames.com). The vision for the menu board is to reflect the abundance of outdoor recreation in the Leavenworth, Cashmere, and Wenatchee areas. Scroll down to see some early sketches for the Fall and the new Winter Scene.
The mountain and rivers provide a variety of fall recreation from rock climbing, biking to fishing. The fertile land provide our cider with fresh organic apples, apricots, blueberries, cherries, hops and herbs from the garden: lemongrass, lavendar and local honey.