Shades of Summer
“Shades of Summer” is an exquisitely detailed watercolor on paper original piece by Eric Christensen, capturing the quintessence of a leisurely summer afternoon. The artwork features a still life that is a toast to the senses, inviting viewers to indulge in the simple pleasures of the season.
At the heart of the composition are two glasses of rich, red wine, so vividly painted that one can almost taste the full-bodied flavor. A bottle of Larkin Cabernet Sauvignon, with its label proudly displayed, stands sentinel, suggesting a selection made with connoisseurship in mind. The play of light through the glasses and bottle showcases Christensen’s mastery of watercolor, with reflections and refractions lending a lifelike quality to the work.
Accompanying the wine is an arrangement of summer fruits—strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries—each berry painted with such attention to detail that their freshness bursts forth from the paper. A wedge of cheese under a glass dome and a cork resting casually on the tablecloth further add to the narrative of an impromptu picnic or an intimate gathering.
Set against a backdrop that hints at a pastoral landscape visible through a sunlit window, “Shades of Summer” is not just a visual experience; it is an invitation to savor the moment, to breathe in the warmth of the sun, and to enjoy the abundance of summer’s bounty.
This original piece by Eric Christensen is perfect for the wine aficionado, the lover of summer, or anyone who appreciates the beauty of watercolor art. It is a celebration of the season’s flavors, colors, and the joy of sharing a drink in good company. Whether displayed in a dining room, kitchen, or any space where the art of living is appreciated, “Shades of Summer” will add a touch of elegance and the promise of convivial moments.