I think you can see why I needed to paint this wine label!
The castle design on this cork is exactly why I love to paint corks!
I am in the mood to paint corks again and chose these as my latest. When I saw the label on the wine bottle I just had to buy it- didn't even care if the wine was going to be good, or not! As an added bonus, the wine was very tasty! The wine is a Petite Sirah from Michael-David and another good one from the many available nearby in Lodi, California. I loved the colorful, fun label and there is even an elephant on the end of the cork. You might be getting the impression that we chose our wines because of the label art, but that is not exactly it. The label may be the reason I pick up a bottle in the first place, so it does matter. The cork is always just a pleasant surprise if there is a good design since you can't see it until you uncork the bottle. As artists, we all have our favorite subjects to paint- and wine corks just happen to be interesting and fun to me!