Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Grand Cru
(30" x 30", oil on canvas)

I chose this bottle for the red neck foil as well as for the placement of the label. Having the label appear higher on the bottle gave me a nice bright spot in the center of the composition and, below the label, the bottom third of the bottle provided a reflective surface in which to mirror the fruits. Similarly, the label and bright foil make a lovely reflection in the glass. All these details take a simple composition to the next level of complexity, making it a delight to paint.

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