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Todays BeerColors™ Funky Art Favorite: Serenity

Today’s BeerColors™ funky art favorite is Serenity. Serenity was so-named simply because of the overwhelming feeling of peacefulness is provides. While an abstract painting, Serenity is reminiscent of breezes and snow on mountain peaks. It is a very peaceful scene painted with a 2011 A to Z Pinot Noir from A to Z Vineyards in Newberg, Oregon. Serenity is stunning when matted in white with a narrow inside black trim and displayed in a contemporary black frame.

Also, Serenity received an award winning ribbon at the 2016 Wilsonville Art Festival!

You can buy your limited edition print of Serenity by going to our Shop Our Art section, clicking on the Serenity image and following the prompts through checkout. Enjoy the peacefulness of Serenity in your own home or office!

Artist Jean Miotte (1926-2016)

beercolors-serenityArtist Jean Miotte was a French abstract artist who painted with watercolors, acrylics, oils and gouache. He also used ink, etching, lithography and collages in his work. Before becoming a well-known artist, Mr Miotte was a set designer in London, England.  His artistic portfolio is often characterized by black lines and only 5-6 colors. Mr. Miotte is one of our favorite artists. His work can be seen at the Chelsea Art Museum in Manhattan, New York.

Serenity (shown above) was named simply because you feel serene when looking at it. It is a very peaceful scene which is stunning when matted in white with a narrow inside black trim and displayed in a contemporary black frame.

Serenity was painted with a fine 2011 A to Z Pinot Noir from A to Z Vineyards in Newberg, Oregon. Serenity may be purchased by going to Shop Our Art, clicking on the Modern and Abstract category then clicking on the Serenity image and following the prompts through checkout.

Artist Amy Sillman (1955- present)

beercolors-serenityAmy Sillman was born in 1955 in Detroit, Michigan. Her artistic style has encompassed abstract expressionism, collage and layered works. Since her first show in 2000 at the Brent Sikkema Gallery in New York, her work has been highly acclaimed. Ms. Sillman was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts in 2001.

Amy Sillman has her art in numerous private collections and public museums across the world. In 2013, a large scale survey of her work was shown at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2014, her work was included in the Whitney Biennial. Ms. Sillman continues to co-chair the Painting Department at the Milton Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.

Serenity (shown above) was painted with a fine 2011 A to Z Pinot Noir from A to Z Vineyards in Newberg, Oregon. Serenity can be purchased by going to the Modern and Abstract drop down menu category under Shop Our Art, clicking on the Serenity image and then following he prompts through checkout.

Our Art Wins Again!

470W Serenity web HiDefSerenity (shown at left) won an Honorable Mention Ribbon last weekend at the Woodburn Arts Festival. The 107 Festival entries from several states were judged by 3 jurors from the academic and art gallery community in the Portland metropolitan area. This is the fourth ribbon won by BeerColors™ artist Ron Pomeroy in the last four juried competitions he has entered!

You can purchase Serenity or any of the other three recent award winning prints (Snack, Thundercloud and Warm Ocean Tide- or any other Modern and Abstract Limited Edition Print, for that matter) by just going to the Modern and Abstract drop down menu under Shop Our Art, clicking on the desired image and following the prompts.

Our Art Showing at Woodburn Art Center

beercolors-serenityOur artist, Ron Pomeroy, will be displaying his original art this weekend at the Woodburn Art Center (www.woodburnartcenter.com), 2551 N. Boones Ferry Rd., Woodburn, Oregon 07017. He will be displaying 3 original pieces (and available for purchase), including Serenity (shown at left), in this fine art show which will display over 170 pieces of art from 62 different artists for your viewing pleasure. We are honored to participate in this fine art show.

Serenity was painted with an excellent 2011 A to Z Pinot Noir from A to Z Wineworks in Newberg, Oregon and is also available for purchase as a Limited Edition print by going to the Modern and Abstract drop down category under Shop Our Art, clicking on the Serenity image then following the prompts.

Artist Willem de Kooning (1904-1997)

beercolors-serenityWillem de Kooning was a prominent Dutch abstract expressionist and sculptor who came to the United States as a stowaway on a British freighter in 1926. His first solo exhibition was in New York in 1948, solely displaying black and white compositions because he was too poor to purchase artist paints. His early work was representational. In the early 1960’s, he moved from figurative art with female subjects and from landscapes to painting abstract art.

Mr. de Kooning was the recipient of numerous major awards, including the 1964 Presidential Medal of Freedom and the 1986 National Medal of Arts. Among his well known works are “Woman V” (1952/53), his 1972 bronze sculpture “Seated Woman on a Bench” and his 1972 sculpture “Clamdigger”, which sold at auction in 2014 for $29.2 million dollars. “Woman III” was Mr. de Kooning’s  highest priced painting sale, selling for $137.5 million dollars in 2006.

I recommend viewing the well-respected Artsy (www.artsy.net) website for further information and to see numerous of his excellent works on their Willem de Kooning page, at  www.artsy.net/artist/willem-de-kooning.

Serenity (shown above) was painted with a great tasting 2011 A to Z Pinot Noir, A to Z Vineyards from Newberg, Oregon. Serenity can be found on our Shop Our Art section under the Modern/Abstract and WineDesigns™ categories.

Artist Brice Marden (1938-present)

470W Serenity web HiDefArtist Brice Marden is a well known minimalist artist who obtained his M.F.A. in 1963 from the Yale School of Arts and Architecture. A native of New York, Mr. Marden had his first solo exhibition in 1966 at the Bykert Gallery in New York. That exhibition featured Mr. Marden’s oil and beeswax paintings.

Mr. Marden is best known for rectangular, monochrome canvas paintings. His “Cold Mountain” series was painted between 1989 and 1991. “Cold Mountain (Path)” sold at auction in 2008 for more than $9.6 million dollars and his “The Attended” sold for $10.9 million dollars at auction the same year.

Serenity (shown above) was painted with a great 2011 A to Z Pinot Noir from A to Z Vineyards in Newberg, Oregon. You may purchase Serenity by going to our Shop Our Art section and choosing either the Modern/Abstract or WineDesigns™ category then clicking on the Serenity image and following the prompts.

 

Artist Paul Jenkins (1923-2012)

beercolors-serenityWilliam Paul Jenkins was an abstract expressionist born in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Jenkins moved to New York in 1948 after serving in WW2 as a Marine. He began painting with oils, then moved to acrylics and, in 1977, to watercolors.

Paul Jenkins first solo exhibition was in 1954. The Whitney Museum of American Art purchased “Divining Rod” from his first 1954 New York exhibition! He split time between Paris and New York from 1955 onward.

In 1959 Peggy Guggenheim bought “Osage” from his Paris studio. Mr. Jenkins also became well known for his watercolors, in particular from his “Water & Color” exhibition in 1994. He also worked in glass and sculptures.

Paul Jenkins works are part of the collections of MOMA (Museum of Modern Art), the National Gallery of Art, The Whitney Museum, the Smithsonian, the Stedelijk Museum and the Tate amongst many prestigious museums.

Serenity (Shown above) was painted with a very good 2011 A to Z Pinot Noir wine from A to Z Vineyards in Newberg, Oregon.

 

Last Few Days of Our BeerColors™ 50% Off Sale!

beercolors-serenityTHESE ARE THE LAST FEW DAYS of our BeerColors™ 50% Off Anniversary Sale! Every Print is 50% Off!!

Selections range from comical, whimsical, playful and tongue-in-cheek to serious . All were painted with joy and either beer or wine in place of water. These are prints everyone in your life can enjoy! Now is a great time to begin your holiday and gift-giving shopping! Take advantage of our anniversary sale while it lasts!

Buying is easy– just select your item(s) by shopping the images under Shop Our Art. After you select your item(s), use the Coupon Code: 50% Off when prompted during the initial part of the purchase process.

Serenity (shown above) was painted with a very smooth 2011 A to Z Pinot Noir from A to Z Vineyards in Newberg, Oregon.

Today is Stress Awareness Day!

470W Serenity web HiDefToday is Stress Awareness Day according to Days of the Year (www.days of the year.com) so, all together now, take a deep breath and exhale….OOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMM. There, do you feel better?

Stress is necessary or we would all be asleep but excessive stress needs to be avoided. Rest, relaxation, absence of undue worry about the future, and focus on the positive are all helpful tips for avoiding undue stress.

Serenity (shown above) was painted with a great 2011 A to Z Pinot Noir from A to Z Vineyards. Reflect on a serene  painting, have a glass of a nice beverage, kick off your shoes and you will soon find your stress has been greatly  reduced!