This is a 4' x 6' canvas I did
for the Napa Valley Wine Auction many years ago.
The grape leaf is painted on canvas with acrylic, cut and attached with stuffing underneath to create a relief. The veining in the leaf is stitched to add dimension. The vine branch is collaged with different textural fabrics.
I just came across the photo and remembered running out of black paint for the background. My newly acquired daughter (adopted age 9 at the time) headed to the store to pick me up more.
Upon returning she informed me that they only had "Mars black" not "Midnight". She hoped that would be OK.
That was when I knew she was in the right family!