The wall is slowly cracking, chipping, and peeling away. A not-so-careful artisan has patched the holes with putty and sloshed on blue paint which has dripped down the plaster wall of the 1800s building. It’s a blend of new and old, antique and contemporary, altering the old world decor with the vivid colors of modern (and somewhat care-free) crafting.Still, the bright colors resist shadowing the lush tones of the antique bottles of wine. Nothing can replace the depth that is made with time. The glass bottles are thick and the colors are dark. The labels have yellowed and the writing is faded, but that only proves that the bottles are authentic. Such is the blend of the old and the new…wine bottles on a blue patched wall.This painting is uniquely mixed media. The bottles were painted with oil paint and brushes. After that layer dried, the labels and background colors of the wall were added in acrylic. Then when these dried, the label names were painted with the tiniest of brushes and the brightest of acrylic paints. The final result was then enhanced to bring out the intensity of the colors. . . again, a blend of old and new. The bottles are realistic; the style is impressionistic. Yet again, another contrast. That’s what makes it perfect for any decor and any room. Whimsical and romantic; yet bright, colorful, and maybe even funky. ..certainly a unique and beautiful still life.