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Artist Maurice de Vlaminck (11876-1958)

Artist Maurice de Vlaminck was a French-born artist well known for his use of intense color. Generally perceived as a Fauvist, Mr. de Vlaminck primarily painted with oils on canvas. His 1912 “Village” and “At the Bar” and “Man Smoking Pipe”-both painted in 1900- are amongst his better known works.

Influenced greatly by the works of Van Gogh, the paintings of Mr. de Vlaminck have been highly admired and collected worldwide.

Storm Over the Alps (shown above) was colorfully painted with a Bridgeport Witch Hunt beer from Bridgeport Brewing Company in Portland, Oregon.  Storm Over the Alps may be purchased by going to our Shop Our Art section, selecting the Modern and Abstract category, clicking on the Storm Over the Alps image then following the prompts through checkout.

Just Released: Crocodile and the Banana Tree

Crocodile and the Banana Tree is an homage to Karel Appel and his famous Crocodile Tries to Catch the Sun. Crocodile and the Banana Tree is a funky, colorful, bright, painting intended to bring a smile to your face and a bit of joy into your life every time you look a this whimsical print.

Add Crocodile and the Banana Tree to your other collections of funky BeerColors™ art, such as Giraffe Playing Guitar, and Bird Playing Volleyball to create a cast of joyful characters that will always influence you to have a great mood to start off your day!

Widmer Brothers Okto from Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. and Bridgeport Kingpin from Bridgeport Brewing Company were both used to create this painting.

Artist Pierre Bonnaud (1867-1947)

Artist Pierre Bonnaud was a French post-impressionist artist who graduated from law school, practiced law briefly then turned to a career in art in 1888. The first solo art show by Mr. Bonnaudwas held in 1896 after being recognized for his intense colors and complicated compositions.

Mr. Bonnaud often worked on several canvases at one time. After gaining a sterling reputation for his landscapes, still lifes and portraits, his “Terasse a Vernon” sold at auction in 2011 for nearly 9 million Euros!

Storm over the Alps (shown above) was painted with a great Bridgeport Witch Hunt from Bridgeport Brewing Company. Storm over the Alps can be purchased by going to our Shop Our Art menu, clicking on the Modern and Abstract section then clicking on the Storm over the Alps image and following the prompts through checkout.

Artist Karel Appel (1921-2006)

Crocodile and the Banana Tree j PS from 608 Crockodile Playing Water Polo 5 25 16-1-1Karel Appel was a well known Dutch painter, sculptor and poet. He began painting at age 14. His first art show was held in 1946. Mr. Appel moved to Paris from The Netherlands in 1950 and later resided in New York and Florence.

Mr. Appel’s abstract expressionistic art has gained much recognition.His oil on canvas The Crocodile Tries to Catch the Sun (1956)is  perhaps his most well known work. This piece, measuring 571/4″x441/2″, is held in the Venice, Italy Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

Crocodile and the Banana Tree (shown above) was painted with a very good Widmer Brothers Okto from Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. and with a very good Bridgeport Kingpin from Bridgeport Brewing Company, both breweries from Portland, Oregon.

Crocodile and the Banana Tree was influenced by Appel’s style and is available for purchase by going to Shop Our Art, clicking on the Modern and Abstract category then on the Crocodile and the Banana Tree image then following the prompts through checkout.

Artist Armand Guillaumin (1841-1927)

storm over alps CC web1000Armand Guillaumin was born in Paris, France in 1841. He became a lithographer and an impressionist artist. In 1863, at the age of 22, Mr, Guillaumin held his first solo exhibition at the Salon des Refuse’s. Mr. Guillaumin won the lottery in 1891 and then became a full-time artist. A friend of many well-known artists, such as Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cezanne and Camille Pissaro, the art of Mr. Guillaumin is characterized by intense colors. His subject matter was often of landscapes in the Paris area. His “Landscape in Crozant” is permanently displayed at the Chicago Institute of Arts.

Storm Over the Alps (shown above) was painted with a fine Bridgeport Witch Hunt from Bridgeport Brewing Company in Portland, Oregon. Storm Over the Alps can be purchased by going to our Shop Our Art section, clicking on the Modern and Abstract drop down category then clicking on the Storm over the Alps image and following the prompts.

Artist Morgan Russell (1886-1953)

storm over alps CC web1000Artist Morgan Russell was born and raised in New York City and studied art at the Arts Students League before going to Paris and Rome in 1906. Mr. Russell returned to attend the  New York School of Art in 1907 but went back to Paris two years later. He lived in France until 1946.

Mr. Russell was a co-founder of the early abstract form known as synchromism, a very angular and colorful format having elements of cubism. His most famous works include “Synchronism in Orange: To Form” (1914) and “Cosmic Synchromy: (1913-14) but for the most part he had limited commercial success while alive. Twenty-five years after his passing, the Whitney Museum of Modern Art highlighted Mr. Russell’s work in their traveling museum exhibition of color abstraction. His work is now displayed in several prestigious museums including MOMA, the Brooklyn Museum and the Walker Art Center.

Storm Over the Alps was painted with a very good Bridgeport Witch Hunt beer from Bridgeport Brewing Company in Portland, Oregon. Storm Over the Alps may be purchased by going to our Shop Our Arts section, clicking on the Modern/Abstract drop down menu then clicking on the Storm Over the Alps image and following the prompts.

Artist Andre’ Derain (1880-1954)

634 mt hood sized CCAndre’ Derain, regarded as the co-founder of Fauvism, was born in France where he lived almost all of his life. Mr. Derain attended the Academie Julian after ending his military service.

Mr. Derain received an opportune break early in his career. He was commissioned to paint 30 images of London in 1906, mostly painted in pointillism style. They were very well received and the following year a gallery owner purchased Mr. Derain’s entire gallery of paintings!

Many of Mr. Derain’s paintings are well known, including his London paintings, his 1907 “Landscape”, 1908 “Landscape in Provence” and 1910 “View of Cagnes”. He was awarded the Carnegie Prize in 1928 for “Still-life with Dead Grave”. Many of his works are displayed in prestigious museums and galleries worldwide.

Mt. Hood was painted with a very good tasting Bridgeport Hop Czar from Bridgeport Brewing Company in Portland, Oregon. Mt. Hood, painted in a post-impressionist style, may be purchased by going to the Modern/Abstract drop down menu under Shop Our Art and selecting the Mt. Hood image then following the prompts.

Artist Patrick Heron (1920-1989)

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Patrick Heron was a British abstract and figurative artist influenced in large part by the work of Paul Cezanne. At age 23, Mr, Heron painted “The Piano” and, four years later, in 1947 he held his first solo exhibition in London.

Mr. Heron is also well known for his “Square Leaves” (1952) and “Winter Harbour” (1955) as well as for his 1994 exhibition called “Big Paintings” which displayed his paintings measuring 15 to 22 feet long. Mr. Heron has work in public collections worldwide, with over 60 in London alone. Mr. Heron was a trustee of the Tate Gallery from 1980-87.

Field of Flowers was painted with a very good Bridgeport Hop Czar IPA from Bridgeport Brewing Company in Portland, Oregon. You can purchase Field of Flowers by going to the Shop Our Art drop down menu and selecting Modern/Abstract then clicking on the Field of Flowers image and following the prompts.

One in a Million (More or Less)

storm over alps CC web1000BeerColors™ and WineDesigns™ art is truly a one in a million kind of art! Let me explain. This week I was informed by the Oregon Arts Commission (www.oregonartscommission.org ) there are over 20,000 artists in Oregon alone! Given the population of Oregon, that means there are easily over one million artists nationally.

Since there are very few artists that (1) paint watercolors (2) which are abstract or contemporary and none (or almost none) who (3) substitute either beer or wine for water, the odds are considerably greater than one in a million that the art you purchase from us is created like BeerColors™ and WineDesign™ art. Add great digital gicle’e photography and our funky, lively prints are much more rare than one in a million. In fact, to our knowledge, we are the only one creating this type of unique art.

Storm Over the Alps (shown above) was painted with a very good tasting Bridgeport Witch Hunt from Bridgeport Brewing Company in Portland, Oregon. Storm Over the Alps can be purchased by going to Shop our Art, selecting the Modern/Abstract drop down category then clicking on the image and following the prompts. Enjoy owning your one in a million BeerColors™ and WineDesigns™ gicle’e print or art on metal!

BeerColors™: Now Bigger Sizes and Lower Prices!

storm over alps CC web1000BeerColors™ announces it has added bigger sizes and has lowered prices due to the kindness of our gicle’e printer, JDA Creative Services, in providing BeerColors™ with new high quality (E-Satin Paper) and less expensive paper for all our prints!

For instance, most prints in the Modern/Abstract and WineDesigns™ categories now  come in sizes starting from 11”x14” ($45). They are also available in 16”x20” ($65), 24”x30” ($90), and brand new sizes 30″x40″ ($130) and 40″x50″ ($185). All BeerColors™ prints will  continue to include a .5” border to make it easy for you to mat your new  print.

All of our previously available 8″x10″ sizes have been discontinued and replaced by the new 11″x14″ size. Of course, as has always been the case, custom orders on any available print are possible by forwarding your request through our Comments section. We will happily respond.

Be sure to check out our our entire inventory of lively and colorful art!

Storm Over the Alps (shown above) was painted with a great tasting Bridgeport Witch Hunt beer from Bridgeport Brewing Company in Portland, Oregon.