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Colleen Underwood

Whiskey Collector's Tableau

Whiskey Collector's Tableau

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Whiskey Collector's Tableau

Whiskey Collector's Tableau

20 x 16

Acrylics framed

"Whiskey Collector's Tableau" holds a special place in my heart, not just as an artist, but as someone who finds beauty in the ordinary. The inspiration for this piece came from a friend's whiskey tasting setup, which immediately caught my eye. It was a striking still life that practically begged to be painted, especially with the way the back lighting played off the different elements.

The most significant parts of this painting are deeply personal. The collection itself, belonging to my friend, became a central theme. Each bottle, with its unique shape and distinct character, tells a story. The red on the Makers glasses adds a pop of color that draws the eye, creating both contrast and harmony within the composition. As an artist, I have always been captivated by the challenge of painting transparency, and the various bottles offered a perfect subject to explore this fascination further.

In terms of symbolism, the collection reflects a journey—each bottle representing a moment or memory, much like photographs in an album. This still life transforms everyday objects into vessels of meaning. The play of light through the glass, casting shadows and reflections, serves as a metaphor for the layers of experience and memory that shape our lives.

When viewers look at "Whiskey Collector's Tableau," I hope they feel a sense of connection and appreciation for the artistry involved in both collecting and tasting fine whiskeys and scotches. Perhaps they will be inspired to savor these moments in their own lives, to collect their own 'bottles' of memories, so to speak.

In essence, this painting is not just about whiskey; it's about the joy of collecting, the beauty of transparency, and the interplay of light and shadow. It's about seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary and finding art in the everyday.

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