California Wine Country
Original Vineyard Oil Paintings for Sale
by Donna S Schaffer

Photo of Donna Schaffer

     Donna Schaffer says she feels privileged to live in the middle of the Sonoma Wine Country vineyards (just to the west of Napa Valley). Her home is in the Dry Creek Valley appellation of Sonoma County, just to the northwest of the town of Healdsburg. She must pass more than a dozen wineries and acres of vineyards to get to her home. Schaffer says her "neighborhood" landscapes have glorious seasons and personalities. She captures these vineyards on canvas so she can share the best seasons and the best times of day with her collectors.

     Some of her paintings are accomplished on-site or "plein aire", other paintings are based on her sketches, color notes and her personal reference photos. Schaffer's painting interpretations range from using thick paint (impasto) on some creations to smooth, detailed observations on others. Contact info is below.

Schaffer participates in Sonoma County Art Trails each year. In 2017 her art studio will be open October 14-15 and 21-22 from 10am to 5pm. Contact her for directions or an appointment for other times.

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Oil Painting of a Local Vineyard Oil Painting titled - Biking in the Spring Vineyards Biking Dry Creek Vineyards - Oil Painting
Local Vineyard
18"H x 24"W
Original oil - available
Biking in the Spring Vineyards
18"H x 24"W
Original oil - available
Biking Through Dry Creek Vineyards
16"H x 20"W
Original oil painting- available
Mustard in Wine Creek Road Vineyard Oil Painting Windmill in the Vineyards Oil Painting Oil Painting of an Ancient Truck in an Ancient Vineyard
Mustard in Wine Creek Road Vineyard
18"W x 14"H
Original oil - available
Windmill in the Vineyards
18"H x 24"W
Original oil - available
Ancient Truck, Ancient Vines
18"H x 24"W
Original oil - available
Veraison Oil Painting Wine Grapes Ready for Harvest Oil Painting Oil Painting of Zinfandel Grapes
Veraison
giclee prints available
Ready for Harvest
16"W x 20"H
Original oil - available
Zinfandel Grapes
giclee prints available

Limited Edition Giclees

Oil Painting titled - Flowering Plum in the Vineyard Donna Schaffer Oil Painting of Beautiful Vineyard

Most Colorful Vineyard
giclee prints available
Flowering Plum in the Vineyard
giclee prints available
Most Beautiful Vineyard
giclee prints available
My View of Dry Creek Valley Vineyards Oil Painting
Barn Facade in the Spring Vineyard - Oil Painting
My View of Dry Creek Vineyards
giclee prints available
Vineyard Above Dry Creek Valley
giclee prints available
Barn Facade in the Spring Vineyard
giclee prints available
Canyon Road Cottage in Vineyard Oil Painting Plein Air Oil Painting of Dry Creek from Balbi House
Zinfandel Barn
giclee prints available
Canyon Road Cottage
giclee prints available
View of Dry Creek Valley Vineyards
giclee prints available
Oil Painting titled - Redwood Barn in the Vineyards Donna Schaffer Oil Painting Mountain Shadow on Vineyard Resting Spot in the Vineyard Oil Painting
Redwood Barn in the Vineyards
giclee prints available
Mountain Shadow on Vineyard
giclee prints available
Resting Spot in the Vineyard
giclee prints available

Vineyard Workers and Grape Growers

The valley I live in is populated by families who grow grape vineyards. I've come to admire the people involved in the year round chores involved in nurturing their vines. Many of the smaller growers work the vineyards themselves with the help of their long time employees. I try to honor them by showing the details and personalities of their faces. They all have names and stories, I hope you enjoy my interpretations.

Vineyard Harvest Worker 1 Oil Painting Vineyard Harvest Worker 2 Oil Painting Vineyard Harvest Worker 3 Oil Painting
Vineyard Harvest Worker 1
24"H x 20"W
Original oil - available
Vineyard Harvest Worker 2
24"H x 20"W
Original oil - available
Vineyard Harvest Worker 3
24"H x 20"W
Original oil - available
Vineyard Harvest Worker 4 Oil Painting Checking the Zinfandel Grapes Help with the Pruning
Vineyard Harvest Worker 4
24"H x 20"W
Original oil - available
Harvest Worker
Original oil - SOLD
giclee prints available
Rafanellis's Grape Truck
Original oil - SOLD
giclee prints available
Copyright © 2002-2017 by Donna S. Schaffer
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To obtain pricing information for one of these original oil paintings or to inquire as to the availablity of limited-edition giclee archival prints, or commissioning a painting, send an e-mail to: dsscha@hotmail.com or call Donna Schaffer at 707-328-5281