|Community Coffee | 24 x 24 | Oil on panel|
Way back in 2009 I received a commission to create five paintings for the boardroom of a large printing company here in Atlanta. They produced the packaging for a number of clients including: Reeses, Coca Cola, Nabisco and many others. Before we started they gave me a long list of their clients to choose from. I went to the grocery store and picked a variety of items who's packaging, I thought, was the most interesting/iconic. I then put together some comps and they choose the five they liked best. To my dismay one of the companies that didn't make the cut was Community Coffee. I had really wanted to paint all that crinkly, shiny red. Later that year I did paint a six inch by six inch version of this composition for auction on ebay, but I always wanted to do it big, so . . . I did.
I'm working on two realism shows for 2014. One for Tree's Place Gallery in July and another at C. K. Contemporary in San Francisco in September. This piece will be heading up to Cape Cod for the Tree's show.