Message in a bottle
oil on canvas
Now, I bet you already think you know what this is about, if you read
the title. But it's not really. I arrived late for a figurative painting
makeup calss (due to ugly weather on the beltway) and the instructor had
already gone, takingthe students over to his studio. I was pissed, since
I didn't want my hour's ride to be for nothing. So I gathered up a plastic
skull, a Heinken bottle and a piece of red cloth from the assorted paraphernalia
in the course room and painted this small still life. What I particularly
like about it are the skull's grin (of course) and the reciprocal hints
of reflection between the skull and the bottle.
September 12, 2002
Copyright c. 2002 by Pam Coulter Blehert. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.