Monday, October 12, 2009

Reciclaje de botellas de Coca-Cola

Acrylic on gessoed hardboard, #172
7 x 5'' - 2009

The photo study for this painting was taken in Ruitelan, Spain during day 22 of my trek on the Camino this past June. My walking day of 26,5 km was over and it was still very early in the day, before noon in fact. After dipping my tired feet in the cool stream nearby, I had lunch in the local bar. Upon exiting the premise, I spotted a stack of Coca-Cola crates sunbathing in the hot rays. This crate had been around for a while. It had a weathered look and the red had lost it's original punch.

Aquarius is an electrolyte replacement drink bottled by Coca-Cola in Spain. I drank some every day on the Camino. Here, Diet Coke is bottled under the name Coca-Cola Lite and sports a shiny metallic label with red lettering (bottle to the right). At the bars, they would serve Coca-Cola on ice from these mini bottles with a wedge of lemon.


I could probably do a series of paintings of Coca-Cola signs found during my 800 km journey across Spain. These photos are from a small village named Azofra on Day 8. 

Part of my solo show- Near & Far - October 16-30, 2009.
-SOLD

2 comments:

Anita Stoll said...

Delightful painting. Very interesting story. Thank you. I like how you talk about your paintings. I started painting as 50
while working as an aerospace buyer. I painted nights, weekends and holidays for a until I was retired. Then I could devote myself full time to my art.

Alvin Richard said...

Thank you very much Anita for stoping buy, leaving a comment and introducing yourself to me.