Still filled with that feeling of frustration, I immediately set up a more familiar still life...wine bottles and grapes. And I used the darker background again. It's my favorite so far. Anyway, in a short two hour session, I painted this still life. I returned for another hour on Saturday to finish it up. I really enjoy doing this type of painting. I love the subtle lighting and the value relationships are a real test.
The title "Trio" refers to the label on the bottle of wine. It's a cabernet that was given to me many years ago by a business friend. His family had purchased a vineyard and this wine was made from grapes grown there. The "Trio" name refers to the members of the ownership group, if I remember right. The bottle is now some 13 years old. It's the last of several bottles that had and the wine was delicious, but I hate to open it. I think I'll just leave it unopened....it makes a great still life subject and brings back memories of a great guy, long retired and moved to greener pastures.
|Trio oil on 12" x 16" linen panel|
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