I was inspired to paint ” Grape Harvest” after visiting a winery and picking grapes! I loved the myriad of colors and graceful light reflections on the grape leaves. Veraison is the wine term describing the transition from berry growth, to the onset of grape ripening, to the changing colors of the grape berries. Many changes in berry development occur at veraison. I particularly loved painting the different colors of the grapes and their shadows against the dark or light grape leaves so that the grapes just popped!