Tuscan atmosphere , Wine cellar in New Jersey
I painted the mural upon reviewing my clients photographs from their intensive trips to Italy and France . I decided to use the old technique of fresco ( meaning that I painted on freshly laid lime plaster ) . In Champagne , France and Tuscany , Italy people plant roses at the end of each row of vine , using the flowers as indicators of trouble in the health of the vineyard . If the roses get black spot on their leaves it shows fungus is present so they know to treat the vines for mildew or other parasites.