Completed this painting in an oil painting class in college. Assignment was to paint bottles. Even though this painting was completed many years ago, it stands up next to my still lifes today. This is the first painting I completed where the paint performed the way I wanted – figured out how to use turpentine to thin paint and get my preferred consistency. To this day, I use very little stand oil – the oil used to bind the paint before it’s stuffed in the tube is enough oil for me.