Rodney Huckaby's wine bottles are "larger than life". His realistic acrylic paintings capture reflections of light on wine glasses and bottles, transforming ordinary objects into fine art.
It's all about the exploration of light reflected on glass from the bright hues of a sunny day to the cooler tones of an overcast afternoon. The warmth of candlelight cast on a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, depicted in his paintings, are a sensory delight.
A self-taught artist, Rodney began drawing when he was a child. He gained recognition for his realistic paintings of animals in nature, after winning several duck stamp competitions.
A passion for realism inspired the artist's focus to shift from animals to wine bottles, glasses, flowers and fruits. Photographing still lifes in different lights, Rodney tries to capture the reflections his viewer wouldn't normally see and create a new way of looking at an ordinary object.