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My Girasoli
by June Carey

"In July and August, wonderful patches of solid gold appear and flourish across the Tuscan countryside," says artist June Carey. "Close inspection reveals vibrant fields of sunflowers basking in the hot sun, bowing rows of big happy faces. Even when their giant heads, heavy with mature seeds, begin to hang from the weight they still seem lighthearted.

"Girasole (singular) or girasoli (plural) is Italian for sunflower. Gira means 'turn' and sole means 'sun. People think the flowers actually turn to follow the sun. I have spent time studying this and can say that once the flowers are mostly open, they seem to stay facing primarily east, in Italy and California.

"Finally, in 'My Girasoli,' I achieved something I always wished for: to live in a painting! Each year the sunflower crop is alternated, usually with maise. I was sad to learn the field beside the house was not going to be sunflowers last year while I was there. But, Francesco told me that these sunflowers were newly planted just up the road. Francesco has a hugh garden down the road. He and his wife, who live in the apartment above mine. Here he is just returning home for lunch, carrying his hoe. Maria's fresh laundry is hanging on the terrazzo above mine. I am the crazy American artist, running around with my camera, taking photos in the hot sun while every sane Italian is going to rest until the heat subsides."

MasterWork™
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:

limited to 35 s/n.
40"w x 30"h (unstretched).
$995

Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:
limited to 50 s/n.
24"w x 18"h.
$495

Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Paper:
limited to 100 s/n.
22"w x 16 1/2"h.
$250

 


 



The Fullness of Time
by June Carey

The first hint of russet leaves on the vines let us know magic is in the air as fall arrives in the Alexander Valley. The warm days and cool nights have matured the grapes to peak perfection. Over one hundred days ago, they first appeared as flowers on the vines; six weeks back, these grapes were green and hard, now they are soft and red. They are bulging with the perfect balance of sugars and acids. Yesterday was too early, tomorrow will be too late. Today is the day, today is harvest day.

In a series, The Fullness of Time would nestle between June’s September Haze and Fall Vineyard. Those long since Sold Out at Publisher editions are among collectors most favored and sought-after of her California vineyard works. The long, horizontal format of the painting emphasizes the hand-manicured rows of vines sweeping across the undulating hills. Crisp highlights underscore the brilliance of West Coast sun.

At 60” x 23”, the Greenwich Workshop Museum Edition Giclée Canvas captures the you-are-here impact of June’s massive original painting, though only a few are being offered. A 41” x 16” Masterwork Giclée Canvas has been created as well, sized in keeping with the sister editions of September Haze and Fall Vineyard. And, for the first time since 2002, we are making a June Carey painting available in a full-sized paper Giclée edition.

The Fullness of Time is vintage June Carey and wine country landscape art at its finest. Don’t let this classic pass you by.

MuseumEdition™
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:

limited to 50 s/n.
60"w x 23"h (unstretched).
$1350

MasterWork™
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:

limited to 100 s/n.
41"w x 16"h (unstretched).
$650

Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Paper:
limited to 250 s/n.
30"w x 11 5/8"h.
$250

 



Little Old Mission by the Sea, Circa 1940
by June Carey

Founded by the Spanish in 1771, the San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission is the crown jewel of Carmel-by-the-Sea and one of June Carey’s favorite subjects to paint. 

 “I have, over the years, amassed a wonderful collection of reference on the mission from my many trips and research,” says June. “Today, the buildings and their gardens are beautiful, but when you look at photos taken 70 years ago, there was even more magic. The facades weren’t as restored as they are today, so the basilica and out buildings have a bit more of that character you’d expect from structures as old as these. You also had the chance to see more of the buildings then than you can today, especially from some of the most pleasing angles. I am tempted at times, when I visit,  to make the request of cutting back some of that lush growth to reveal more of the Mission, but I have a good idea of what the response would be to that!”

MasterWork™
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:

limited to 25 s/n.
48"w x 24"h (unstretched).
$975


Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:

limited to 75 s/n.
28"w x 14"h.
$495

 

 

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