12 X 12
I love to paint coke bottles. I love the shape, the chosen script style and how the light hits the letters.
I may have already told you this story - when I was 10 I wrote to the Coca Cola company for a school
project I was presenting. The report was about the kola-nut. I think I asked if they could send me a sample
nut for my report. Anyway long story short - I received a personal response from a real person in the company.
He explained why they couldn't send me a kola-nut and wished me luck in my endeavors.
I still have that letter in its original envelope!!!! Go figure. I have moved and carried that envelope
to every location I have lived since I was 10. It's a mystery really. Why do we hang onto these memories?
Good question. I will take that letter out of my drawer and marvel at that old typewriter script and
the exquisite ink signature. I admire good penmanship because mine is atrocious.
The title to this painting pays homage to Andy Warhol one of my artist heroes.
My Disclaimer - I'm not advocating that you go out and buy some Coke. This
is not an endorsement for a product it's just an artists inspiration for line,color and form.
Thanks a bunch. It's going to be awhile for the next post. Getting ready for the show will
take more time than I can ever imagine.
Happy trails and thanks - MB