Welcome to 2011!
"Heineken Green Drake"
Watercolor on cold press 9" x 12"
Hopefully the hangovers have subsided. After all of these booze bottle paintings, I was recently asked to create a commission for a client combining my love of painting booze with my love of painting flies. This will be a gift for his father, a big fly fisherman who likes to enjoy a Heineken while on the water. He refers to Heineken as Green Drakes. I can hear him now...pass me another Green Drake! I thought I would add a little twist to the bottle as well.
I thought it would be interesting to see the progression of this painting from sketch to completed work. I took a few pictures along the way to show how I came to the final piece.
1. The Sketch
6. Close up of the Green Drake