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kylesurges
09-07-2014, 10:55 AM
I saw the recent thread of the coke can and it reminded me of my coke bottle I painted, so I thought I would keep the soda paintings coming. This is "Enjoy Coke", oil on panel, 13" x 8", 2013

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Sep-2014/1890164-Enjoy_Coke_800.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Sep-2014/1890164-Enjoy_Coke_2_800.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Sep-2014/1890164-Enjoy_Coke_3_800.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Sep-2014/1890164-Enjoy_Coke_4_800.jpg

Dana Design
09-07-2014, 01:18 PM
Wow, Kyle! Well done on the printing on the bottle...you've a special all-seeing eye.

Good work!

*Deirdre*
09-07-2014, 07:32 PM
WOW Kyle...attention to detail....I don't like coke, but I do like your bottle!:thumbsup:

kylesurges
09-07-2014, 07:40 PM
WOW Kyle...attention to detail....I don't like coke, but I do like your bottle!:thumbsup:

Don't like Coke!??? :eek: You're a Pepsi fan aren't you... :rolleyes:

pintor
09-07-2014, 09:31 PM
Bravo, Kyle! Thatīs a cool painting of a classic coke bottle December 25 1925!!!..great work on the lettering and the bottleīs shape and reflections. :thumbsup:

Katie Marie
09-07-2014, 09:33 PM
This is perfect. :eek:

kylesurges
09-07-2014, 09:59 PM
Yep, Dec 25th, 1923 was the 2nd patent date for the Coca-Cola bottle; just happened to be Christmas. The first was in 1915.

My reference was from a reissue bottle from the 80's, which from what I read is a very close replica of the original; the only difference being the color of the bottle cap. I think this replica dates around the time they replaced "new coke" with "coke classic" :lol:. The original cap from 1923 was white I believe, the reissue is red. IMO the red cap better complements the bottle so I chose to use it in the painting.

I recall the embossed letters were a challenge because it was difficult to read the type on my reference bottle. The casting on the bottle wasn't perfect so I was forced to paint what I thought it should look like.

GAINESS
09-08-2014, 01:50 PM
Really impressive rendering.

*Deirdre*
09-08-2014, 04:25 PM
Don't like Coke!??? :eek: You're a Pepsi fan aren't you... :rolleyes:
No Kyle...it's worse than that...I don't like ANY fizzy drinks including champagne! I like Guinness...and Whisky...and Gin...and lots of liqueurs....and water...but not all at once!!:evil: :lol:

kylesurges
09-08-2014, 10:03 PM
No Kyle...it's worse than that...I don't like ANY fizzy drinks including champagne! I like Guinness...and Whisky...and Gin...and lots of liqueurs....and water...but not all at once!!:evil: :lol:

Wow, that is interesting. I'm not sure if I've ever heard of someone not liking a carbonated, sugar drink. Oh well... "Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker", to quote Willy Wonka. I'm just glad water made the list too :lol:

cem
09-10-2014, 11:01 AM
:):):)

tommie
10-04-2014, 03:13 PM
nice!!!

DavidAC2014
10-05-2014, 06:24 AM
It's remarkably good. I thought it was an HD photo at first. Attention to detail pays off. Put's the one I'm working on to shame.

kylesurges
10-06-2014, 08:53 PM
Thanks Tommie and David!

Meimei
10-27-2014, 06:34 PM
Wow!!

Babs2
10-29-2014, 04:14 PM
Just amazing Kyle. I was thinking you actually do have to have very good vision to do that. I'm not sure if my strongest magnifying glasses would be enough!
Barb

kylesurges
10-30-2014, 10:00 AM
Just amazing Kyle. I was thinking you actually do have to have very good vision to do that. I'm not sure if my strongest magnifying glasses would be enough!
Barb

Thanks Barb. I do use a magnifying glass for a lot of the detail. But in addition to, I also use butterfly binoculars to see the detail on my reference. The pair I have focus within 18 inches from a subject and the detail you can see is incredible. You also realize how dusty things are :lol:. They are also fun to take to art museums, you can see every brushstroke!

dariel89
11-01-2014, 06:58 PM
Amazing! This is really realism!

kylesurges
11-07-2014, 10:07 AM
Amazing! This is really realism!

Thanks!

Folio
07-24-2015, 10:23 PM
Hi Kyle -- It's late to be asking, but I was wondering if there are any issues concerning copyright of the Coca Cola logo (or any logo or trademark) when making a still life painting such as this? I would have thought not but the question came up in another context and I don't know the reasoning for or against.

kylesurges
07-30-2015, 11:07 AM
Hi Kyle -- It's late to be asking, but I was wondering if there are any issues concerning copyright of the Coca Cola logo (or any logo or trademark) when making a still life painting such as this? I would have thought not but the question came up in another context and I don't know the reasoning for or against.

There can be issues with copyright if the Coca Cola company decided to take action, but it is highly unlikely. There are so many paintings of coke bottles, its ridiculous. The only reason Coca Cola would take issue with my painting is if it was making too much money; to a point where it would catch their interest. The safest way to avoid copyright law is to contact the company and ask their permission to use their product for an art piece. However, artists like Andy Warhol never did and it sometimes landed him in trouble. Luckily for him, the Coca Cola company didn't mind the use of coke bottles in his paintings. I think they considered it to be a form of free advertising.

What would really upset Coca Cola or any other large manufacturer more than anything is the alteration of their label or logo and then used to sell a similar product for profit.

DavidPriestley
07-31-2015, 07:21 AM
Wow, that is interesting. I'm not sure if I've ever heard of someone not liking a carbonated, sugar drink. Oh well... "Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker", to quote Willy Wonka. I'm just glad water made the list too :lol:

She said "Whisky...and Gin...and lots of liqueurs....and water", that could just mean that she likes a little water with her shots. Go to a bar and ask for 'a whisky and water', you'll get 'one drink' that contains them both. :D


BTW, great painting. :thumbsup:

Folio
07-31-2015, 10:25 AM
Thanks for the reply Kyle. Keep up the great work! :thumbsup: