Todays Funky Art Favorite: Beach Party

Beach Party is a funky abstract painting intended to reflect the colorful nature, joy and excitement of a summer day at the beach. In particular, Beach Party is painted from the vantage point of a small child or pet watching all of the activity and fun occurring on a great sunny day at the beach with friends and family! Beach Party is an every day reminder that joy is a state-of-mind!

Beach Party was painted with a Full Sail Amber Ale from Full Sail Brewing Company in Hood River, Oregon. You can order your Beach Party Limited Edition Print by going to our Shop Our Art section, clicking on the Modern and Abstract drop down category and then following the prompts after clicking on the Beach Party image!

 

Todays Funky Art Favorite: Funky Auras

Today’s BeerColors™ Funky Art Favorite is Funky Auras (shown at left). Funky Auras is the result of playfulness in allowing art to flow from inspiration rather than being created according to a strictly controlled mental image or plan. Funky Auras illustrates that the impact of individuals and other living things go well beyond that which we realize and can visualize with our usual senses.

Funky Auras was created using a Widmer Brothers Hefe from Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. in Portland, Oregon. You can buy Funky Auras by going to our Shop Our Art section, clicking on the Modern and Abstract drop down category and then on the Funky Auras image and following prompts through checkout. Enjoy your own limited edition Funky Auras giclee print!

Today is the International Day for Tolerance

Today is the International Day for Tolerance, according to www.daysoftheyear.com

The UN introduced The International Day for Tolerance in 1996. This day was created to encourage mindfulness and faith in human rights.

The belief is that everyone has a right to their expression, religion, and their conscience without fear of bias or ridicule. In addition, celebration of this occasion teaches that a persons racial or religious background is inconsequential to the potential for tolerance and friendship between them.

The UN defines tolerance as respect, appreciate and acceptance of the diversity of the world’s cultures and all the ways that we are human. It supports the notion that humanity has the right to live in peace.

The International Day for Tolerance supports the notion that education is a key factor in preventing intolerance across the human race.  On this day, we are encouraged by the UN to educate and learn how to practice solidarity between ethnic, social and cultural groups.

Todays Funky Art Favorite: Arizona Sky

Today’s BeerColors™ Funky Art Favorite is Arizona Sky (shown at left). Arizona Sky is an abstract landscape intended to show open sky, vegetation and the sunny contours of the Southwest. Hopefully, Arizona Sky implies fun in the sun and an optimistic spirit. This print is intended to inspire hope and joy whenever it is viewed!

Arizona Sky was painted with a 2016 Summerfest Crisp Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Chico, California and also in Mill River, North Carolina. You can buy your Arizona Sky by going to our Shop Our Art section, clicking on the Modern and Abstract drop down category and then on the Arizona Sky image. Enjoy!

Today is World Freedom Day!

In many parts of the world, freedom is something that is taken for granted—the freedom to choose any religion we want (or no religion at all), the freedom to be in a relationship with the person we love, the freedom to travel…the list goes on. Unfortunately, there are many, many places in the world where these freedoms are not available to most people, who are forced to live empty, unfulfilling lives so the rulers of their countries don’t have them thrown in jail or worse.

If you don’t know what it means to be afraid to voice your opinion, then you can consider yourself very lucky to live in a place where liberty is a priority as well as a basic human right. And like all good things, liberty should be celebrated, and that’s what World Freedom Day is all about.

The World Freedom Day is a federal observance commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall. The day commemorates the end of communism in Eastern and Central Europe. It was created to celebrate the reunification of loved ones separated by the Iron Curtain and differing ideologies, and ultimately serves to acknowledge that the resolve of the masses can shift boundaries, break unfavorable resolutions and ultimately determine the type of leadership they desire so as to live is a freer, more fair society. Let’s each take a moment today to celebrate our own freedoms!

Todays Funky Art Favorite: Storm Over the Alps

Today’s BeerColors™ funky art favorite is Storm Over the Alps (shown at left) which can be hung and enjoyed from any angle. The softness yet vibrancy of the colors, particularly the pinks and blues reminds me of a windstorm in a mountain region, such as the Alps; hence the name.

This painting was influenced by many modern artists whose works I have enjoyed. My twist on the print involves the placement of the colors and, of course, the beer I used which was Bridgeport Witch Hunt from Bridgeport Brewing Company in Portland, Oregon.

You can buy your Storm Over the Alps limited edition print by going to our Shop Our Art section, clicking on the Modern and Abstract category then on the Storm Over the Alps image then following the prompts through checkout. Enjoy!!

Art & Beer: Pitchering Oregon, this Saturday

This Saturday, November 4, 2017, the Portland Art Museum is sponsoring “Art & Beer: Pitchering Oregon” from 1:00 pm-6:00 pm. General Admission is $25, $20 for Museum members. Craft beers from 18 different craft breweries will be paired with 18 Oregon landscape artworks from around the state.

A commemorative glass and 10 tasting tokens are included in the cost of admission. Additional beer/cider tasting tokens can be purchased for $2 apiece. The Portland Art Museum is located at 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97205. This should be a great time to taste a variety of excellent craft beers and to enjoy original works from several great artists!

Todays Favorite Funky Art: Garden of Ideas

Today’s favorite BeerColors™ funky art is Garden of Ideas (shown at left).

This colorful print can be enjoyed from multiple angles. It is a rather busy painting with many figures that, to me, represent ideas; hence the title Garden of Ideas. The figures can also be seen as cookies, donuts, or rolls if you are hungry or any number of other things (hungry or not) since the beauty of contemporary abstract art is that it allows the viewer to contemplate alternative meanings and provide their own favorite interpretation and personal viewpoint of the work.

Garden of Ideas was painted with a Trumer Pils from Trumer Brauerie in Berkeley, California. Garden of Ideas can be purchased by going to our Shop Our Art  section and the Modern and Abstract category, then clicking on the Garden of Ideas image and following the prompts through checkout! Enjoy!!

Today is International Artists Day!

Today is International Artists Day! According to daysoftheyear.com, International Artists Day was founded by Chris MacClure, a Canadian artist who specializes in the style known as ‘Romantic Realism’. He created this day to bring recognition to the world of art, and to celebrate all the ways that artists express their own special view to life.

The first records of our world were captured in paintings, sculptures, and music that helps us  to understand our history.International Artists Day also honors current creative souls who will leave a record for the future that can’t be captured in history books. The anguish and joy of the human soul is portrayed through the haunting tones of a melody, violence and fury caught in a photograph, or the serene gaze of a statue staring off into eternity.

Help celebrate all forms of art today and our collective creative spirit!

 

Todays Funky Art Favorite: Giraffe Playing Banjo

Today’s favorite funky BeerColors™ art is Giraffe Playing Banjo!

Some of the fun in modern painting comes from juxtaposing seemingly inconsistent subjects. Pairing a funky giraffe with a banjo is one such example. The whimsical idea of this painting was brought to life with a 2012 Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. While it is not a print which makes much sense upside down or sideways (unless the giraffe is viewed as a rock star type of performer), it is playful and makes me smile whenever I look at it. Hopefully, it tickles your funny bone as well.

You can buy Giraffe Playing Banjo (shown above) by going to our Shop Our Art section, clicking on the Modern and Abstract category and then on the Giraffe Playing Banjo image and following the prompts through checkout.