This painting is titled "THE COLONIAL" and is headed up to Cavalier Galleries . It expresses what I feel about the period around the early 1700s. Living in an old seaport town like Beaufort where the living connection to this time period is still so evident, it is no stretch for me to assemble a still life such as this, put on some period music and "go there" if you will. The bottle in this painting is especially significant (see post above). It was recovered from a backwater near the Historic Jamestown Settlement in Virginia by a blackwater diver that I know and from whom I have acquired it and many other such bottles. It's an old English wine bottle and dates back to the very late 1600s or early 1700s. The most incredible thing about it is, the diver and myself are the only ones who have handled it since it was thrown overboard in the river possibly by pirates 300+ years ago.