I've gone 'round and 'round and decided the grapes must be cropped. Here are two options that get rid of the problems that have been nagging me (mostly). Wouldn't it be great if we could just crop away some of life's nagging issues? Sigh. Probably not, then we wouldn't learn anything. But I'm still gonna crop this piece whether I learned a lesson or not! I did order the Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground though.