Mill Creek Upland (c)2009 by Craig Erickson, Leonetti Cellar, Charcoal

Mill Creek Upland
Charcoal Study -- 17 x 14 inches
(c) 2009 by Craig Erickson - Unauthorized Reproduction Prohibited

It was a distinct privilege in late August to be allowed access to the vineyards of the very prestigious Leonetti Cellar, in Walla Walla, Washington. Three days shooting film in the Loess and Mill Creek Upland vineyards produced many memorable images that will be the basis for several upcoming paintings. This charcoal study from Mill Creek Upland showcases the beauty of the wheat fields and vineyards nestled beneath the Blue Mountains.