I loved the idea of painting a contemporary still life. Wine bottles are such a beautiful line, reflecting the room around. I spent a lot of time exploring the interaction of the bottles next to each other, like friends gathered at a party. I love the shadow of the bottles on the wall and how the bottle in the back reflects through the bottle in the front. Even though I wanted the wine labels to be elegant and beautiful, I didn’t want the names of particular wines to distract from the designs. It is all about the shapes and colors.