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Todays Funky Favorite Art: Lollipop Garden

Today’s favorite BeerColors™ funky art is Lollipop Garden (shown at left). There were no lollipops harmed during the painting of this whimsical and funky WineDesigns™ print! The idea of Lollipop Garden arose from thinking of flowers with the same joy and anticipation as a child who covets candy. Hopefully, the same feeling of exhilaration is conveyed to you when you view this print!

The inspiration for this image came from forms common to Karel Appel’s work with a dash of Kandinsky and a sprinkle of Picasso while painting with a very tasty white wine, a local 2012 Pinot Grigio from Pheasant Run Winery in Canby, Oregon.

To buy Lollipop Garden, just go to our Shop Our Art section, click on the Modern and Abstract category then on the Lollipop Garden image and follow the prompts through checkout. Enjoy!

 

Today is Lollipop Day!

beercolors-lollypop-gardenToday is Lollipop Day according to Days of the Year (www.daysoftheyear.com ). Therefore, it is required you get your sweet tooth ready to enjoy a demanding day of  exquisite pleasures that may send you running to the dentist by the late afternoon!

Lollipop Garden (shown at left) was painted with a great tasting 2012 Pheasant Run Pinot Grigio  from Pheasant Run Winery in Canby, Oregon. Lollipop Garden may be purchased by going to the Modern and Abstract drop down section of Shop Our Art and following the prompts.

Today is Lost Sock Memorial Day

475W Zen Zebra web 300 CCToday is Lost Sock Memorial Day, according to Days of the Year (www.daysoftheyear.com). As they report, “it’s inevitable – for every load of laundry you sort through, there are odd socks. Over time, you may even find that you end up with entire drawers and storage boxes filled with odd socks. But worry not! Lost Sock Memorial Day is all about commemorating the other (lost) halves of the pairs of socks which are still with us. Here’s to their memory.”

We suggest hoisting a beverage and making a toast/prost! to our legions of lost socks-may they all find happiness and meaning in their new lives of independence!

Zen Zebra (shown above), if printed on a sock, would make a nice sock or part of a pair. Zen Zebra is quite vivid and bold–sure to engage every viewer and enhance your home décor, desk or office space. It was painted with a very good Pheasant Run Bank Vault Reserve Sangiovese from Pheasant Run Winery in Canby, Oregon. Zen Zebra is a Limited Edition print that may be purchased by going to the Shop Our Art section, clicking on the Modern and Abstract drop down menu, then clicking on the Zen Zebra image and following the prompts.

 

Artist Alma Thomas (1891-1978)

476W Puzzle web 300 CCAlma Thomas was an expressionist born in Georgia who became the first African-American woman to have a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her “Sky Light” currently hangs in the White House and she is famous for her 1963 “Watusi (Hard Edges) and 1973 “Wind and Crepe Concerto”.

Ms. Thomas received her Masters from Columbia in 1934 and taught at a junior high school until 1960. Ms. Thomas also started a university arts program during her exceptional life. Some of her art resembled geometric shapes, other pieces had edges and shapes less well defined.

Puzzle was painted with a very good  Pheasant Run Bank Vault Reserve Sangiovese from Pheasant Run Winery in Canby, Oregon. Puzzle reminds me of a Rubik’s Cube put to paper with wine and paint. Puzzle may be purchased by going to the Modern and Abstract drop down category under Shop Our Art, clicking on the Puzzle image then following the prompts.

Artist Martin Barre’ (1924-1993)

475W Zen Zebra web 300 CCArtist Martin Barre’ was born in France and first exhibited his abstract paintings in 1955. Always an innovator, Mr. Barre’ exchanged his paintbrush for a palette knife and by 1960 gave up the knife to begin squeezing paint directly from the tube onto the canvas!

Mr. Barre’ continued his innovative style four years later by using a spray gun to paint white or striped surfaces. He then began using stencils and painted arrows. After discontinuing painting for 5 years, Mr. Barre’ resumed painting but this time he used acrylics and a brush making geometric shapes and placing bright hues (often shades of pink) along the edges of his work. The work of Mr. Barre’ can be found internationally in numerous galleries, collections and museums.

Zen Zebra (shown above) was painted with a very tasty Pheasant Run Bank Vault Reserve Sangiovese from Pheasant Run Winery in Oregon. You can purchase Zen Zebra by going to the drop down Modern/Abstract section under Shop Our Art, clicking on the Zen Zebra image and following the prompts.

Today is Lollipop Day!

456w lollypop garden web1000According to Days of the Year (www.daysoftheyear.com), today is Lollipop Day! I can think of no good reason that today is any different from any other day as lollipops can always be enjoyed in moderation. Take a trip back to your childhood and indulge in a sweet treat today! Savor the flavor!

Lollipop Garden (shown at left) was painted with a great tasting 2012 Pheasant Run Pinot Grigio white wine from Pheasant Run Winery in Canby, Oregon. Lollipop Garden is available in 5 sizes, from 11″ x 14″ unframed to 40″ x 50″ unframed. Prices range from $45 to $185. You may order through the WineDesigns™ drop down menu under our Shop Our Art section.

Artist Robert Indiana (1928-present)

476W Puzzle web 300 CCArtist Robert Indiana (born Robert Clark) studied art at Edinburgh College of Art then settled in New York in 1954. Often his work consisted of words and simple images with his famous “LOVE” becoming a Christmas card at MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) in 1964 following his first solo exhibition in 1962 at the Stable Gallery in New York.

Mr. Indiana has had over 30 worldwide solo exhibitions and has work displayed in over 20 well known museums and galleries across the world. His “LOVE” image graced U.S. postage stamps in 1973. Mr. Indiana’s 2004 Peace paintings (post-9/11/01) are also very well known.

Robert Indiana starred in the 1964 Andy Warhol film “EAT” based on his series of paintings of the same title. In May, 2011, Mr. Indiana sold his 12 foot high LOVE sculpture to $4.1 million dollars.

Puzzle (shown above) was painted with a great tasting Pheasant Run Bank Vault Reserve Sangiovese from Pheasant Run Winery. Puzzle is available in several sizes and available for purchase by going to the Shop Our Art section in either the Modern/Abstract or WineDesigns™ menus.

Artist Hans Hoffman (1880-1966)

474ws Tahitian Style web HiDefHans Hoffman led an interesting life. Born in Germany, as a young man he was very interested in mathematics and science, inventing several devices, including an electromagnetic comptometer, a sensitized light bulb and a radar device. Mr. Hoffmans’ artistic abilities were unknown until after he immigrated to the United States in 1932. In the mid-1930’s Hoffman opened art schools in New York and Massachusetts and taught art until 1958, counting numerous notable artists as his students, including Helen Frankenthaler and Joan Mitchell.

Hans Hoffman also authored a book on art entitled “Search for the Real” His abstract expressionist paintings have been exhibited at London’s Tate Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art in New York amongst other prestigious venues. Two of his famous paintings are “Burning Bush” and “Song of the Nightengale“. An advocate of simplicity, Mr. Hoffman was once quoted as saying that in art “The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”

Tahitian Style was painted with a very good 2008 Bank Vault Reserve Merlot wine from Pheasant Run Winery in Canby, Oregon.

Some Hypothetical Questions and Other Thoughts

476W Puzzle web 300 CCBeerColors™ creates paintings in light-heated manner intended for your pleasure and ours. In a similar vein, we try to incorporate fun into our blog and often borrow from some of our favorite sites, including the following hypothetical questions and observations from Beekman Wine (www.beekmanwine.com):

Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?

Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end you try first?

What if there were no hypothetical questions?

Puzzle (shown above) was painted with a great tasting Pheasant Run Bank Vault Reserve Sangiovese wine from Pheasant Run Winery in Canby, Oregon.

 

 

Puzzle: Another New BeerColors™ Release

476W Puzzle web 300 CCPuzzle is yet another BeerColors™ new release today! Puzzle is like a Rubik’s Cube put to paper with red wine and paint. Enjoy trying to “solve” Puzzle with your friends-most preferably with a bottle of great wine like the one used in its creation.

An excellent Pheasant Run Bank Vault Reserve Sangiovese red wine from Pheasant Run Winery was used for this painting. Prices for Puzzle start at $70.