My original intention in painting this piece was to capture the true look of a martini up close. After painting the glass, I accidentally smudged some paint on the piece. Standing back, I took a long look at the smudge, trying to decide how to remove the blemish without smearing the background. Without warning, a feeling just came over me; I put down my brush and dipped my fingers in the paint to complete the piece like a 4-year old in preschool. This proved the only way I could have captured the essence of this piece, rather than with a brush alone. When we printed this piece, we used a mat-finish with a high gloss finish on the glass to give the feel of the wet appearance.
September 30th, 2015
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