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A Funny Thing Happened on the way BACK from St. Helena

'White car' syndrome has struck again- you know: as soon as you buy a white car, you notice all the other white cars on the road? That syndrome? Case in point: Just back from my Color in the City trip to Wine Country, still fantasizing about what life would be like in St. Helena and beyond, I met an amazing artist, Jennifer Perlmutter, who did this en plein air painting (above) of this view (below) on Hwy 29 near Yountville... I know! She painted exactly that area where I lived for a month all those years ago when I was first smitten by the area. In her work, Jennifer captures perfectly what I saw too- that magical sun glow on...

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