Bottle, and a message

I'll tell you more about the process of this next one when I finish it, but briefly, here's what's going on:

Out walking, I saw an almost-buried soda bottle, and since it seemed like a good idea at the time,
I made what seemed like a pencil drawing at the time. It wasn't the same bottle
you see here;
this is what the thing mutated into by the time I tried an oil sketch.
.

I decided to make it a more nostalgic piece (there's a shock, huh?), and tried to reconstruct an
older-style bottle from memory. With pretty creaky results.

So I did some research, and began to get closer. You can kind of start to see what it's supposed to be below,
although there's a lot more to be done. The dirt was giving me fits trying to get it right, and I finally realized I was
going to have to go back to the location and actually look at the subject matter for a while.

I went back...and on my way, my thinking for this picture -- and for that matter, I -- was stopped dead.
By something I saw. On the sidewalk. In front of me. A mundane enough little object -- or rather,
what little was left of it -- but I out-and-out shivered, standing right there in broad daylight. Of course,
that threw me way off the track, and started me on yet another idea, and now I'm out of time so both
pictures are unfinished. This is all I have worth showing right now.

Be patient; I'll explain everything. But it won't be next week; we'll have to get to it week after next.
Next week, to mark yet another anniversary in this Special Commemorative Edition summer, we're going to
geek out over something else altogether. Oh, we're gonna geek out real good.

Next: ...and beyond, the infinite


The Picture of the Week Archives:

08.04.08: Summertime...
07.21.08: "Are you drawing?"
07.14.08: Vacation
07.07.08: The Rebus Returns
11.26.07: Night of the Hunter, Part II
11.19.07: Night of the Hunter, Part I
11.12.07: Hunter's Lake
11.05.07: Deconstructing October
09.17.07: Der Käfer
09.10.07: Straight Up
09.03.07: End of Summer
08.27.07: Knob Creek at Sunset
06.18.07: Grilling
06.11.07: Forgetfulness and Blasphemy
05.21.07: Guerillas Indie Missed
05.07.07: Cat on Page 2D
04.30.07: Study for God's Linoleum

04.23.07: Pareidolia for Dummies

04.16.07: Pareidolia
04.02.07: Regression Redux
03.19.07: Regression
03.12.07: She's Ready
03.05.07:
Luna

02.26.07: Cold as Hell
02.12.07: The Three Faces of Suzanne

02.05.07: Progress, of a Sort
01.22.07: What I Painted
01.15.07: Art Lesson

01.08.07: Mountcastle Drive
01.01.07: Resolution
12.24.06: Christmas Eve
12.18.06: Wintering
12.11.06: By Way of Apology
12.04.06: Rodney Hits the Floor
11.27.06: Gondola Car and Busy Ball
11.20.06: Sketch for The Remains
11.13.06: Work in Progress: Lawn Deer

11.06.06: Two Studies for VW

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