I was at a wine tasting in Napa Valley and I said to the man, "Smile and I'll take your picture." I loved the fact that I caught the wine flowing into the glass with my picture. I painted the dark background quickly leaving some movement and highlights in the wet wash of color. His shirt, hands, vest and face were all spot lighted and fun to paint. It's a happy painting.  The artwork is on watercolor paper with deckled edges and will need a frame.

- Kathleen Giles

More Wine Ladies?

Watercolor painting on paper

Signed on front

21.5" h x 15" w 
0 lbs. 4 oz.



Kathleen Giles
Gasport, New York

Getting to Know Kathleen

Kathleen Giles is a self-taught watercolorist who captures figures employing a realist style that sets a high standard for a traditionally tricky medium. She has been painting professionally for over 20 years, and credits her mastery of watercolor to understanding the properties of the paints. Kathleen says she never uses black paint, and she applies underpaintings of yellow and pink for warmth. “I use a lot of yellow in my work because it adds a beautiful glow,” she says. The luminosity Kathleen creates brings each subject to life. When she’s not working on her own artworks, she also teaches workshops across the United States and co-hosts a weekly cable television show called “Watercolors with Jody and Kathy.”