My goal was to make it look as painterly as possible, as well as keep it somewhat lifelike. I accomplished them by using different shades of the colors and adding a reflective surface look. The biggest pain with the 7-p bottle was getting the shades of the colors right. I took my time and made sure I looked at the all of the different shades. Craig Stephens was definitely my mentor for this painting, because of the way he did his paintings and how they seemed so lifelike, but comical at the same time.