Wine label for Nolita

A few months ago I was commissioned to work on a wine label for the Limited Edition of Nolita, an Italian wine. I was happy to spend my time drawing the bucolic scene of a hillside village in Italy with cypress trees and terracotta rooftops. It was my absolute pleasure, especially since I always imagine […]

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liberté

  This is a detail from an enormous drawing I did last summer, (4′ x 6′ to be exact).   Sometimes when you’re in the middle of a drawing you don’t see the subtlety in moments (or frames) within the “big picture”. It can take time to actually READ YOUR DRAWING and genuinely SEE WHAT IT’S DELIVERED. This […]

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Sedona

Here is another pastel drawing I made while visiting Sedona with fellow 1482-er Margaret Hurst a few years ago. What a gorgeous place – the landscape is so beautiful you almost can’t believe it’s real! There are supposedly areas in Sedona called ‘vortexes’ where you can feel some kind of gravitational pull of the Earth. […]

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Pittsburgh

Here is a drawing I made of the Fort Duquesne Bridge while sitting on the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh has a reputation (because of the steel industry) as being very industrial and gritty, and while it is, it is also incredibly beautiful…especially if you like bridges. Pittsburgh boasts a total of 446 bridges […]

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chicago

Here is a small drawing I made while visiting Chicago last year. I was trying to convey the gritty feeling I had always associated with that city. But to be honest, it is really quite a beautiful, clean place. The grit was hard to find. See more drawings from my trip here. Greg Betza ©2014

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