Bottle Trio #4
6"x4" oil on door skin panel ••• I would like to start this commentary by stating that any jazz station that cuts short a John Coltrane song to do its station ID should have something really nasty done to it—really nasty. • Now that I am officially on the NSA's radar with that thinly veiled call to violence (or at least a call to steal the station's coffee machine—we jazz people cannot survive without our coffee or our sunglasses), let's talk about the painting. • Whilst I have painted several pieces with three bottles as subjects, there were only three bearing the title of "Bottle Trio #__," all painted back in 2010. With this painting, there are now four with that moniker. • To illustrate how my painting style has changed over time, especially the color work, I have included below an image of the three predecessors. • Now, if you will excuse me, I need to go and put on my tin foil hat and sever all digital communications.