A friend asked me to make him a painting about some of the greatest wines in his cellar. The longer I thought about it the more I liked the idea. I love wine and the urge to paint something big again was there. One night we met to talk about it. My idea was to tell a pictural story about the chosen wines. I made some sketches. He thought it could be nice so I started working on it.
After a few weeks I came to the conclusion the chosen approach was resulting into a boring painting. Time for something completely different. I put on some rough pagan folk music (Omnia, Varrtina, Barbarian Pipe band etc,) Took some big brushes an threw a Bacchus on the canvas. It took me two days to finish it.
I promised to paint the wine bottles as well so after a phonecall to check if my friend agreed on getting a bigger painting (he did) I made six small paintings. Three on each side of the Bacchus.
Yesterday we went over to present the finished work. Quite an exiting moment because I kept my friend in the dark about in which direction the painting developed. Luckily he and his wife loved the result. When it’s framed and hanging I will add a picture to this post to show the combination of the seven paintings.