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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!

Todays Funky Art Favorite: Black-capped Chickadee

Today’s BeerColors™ funky art favorite is the black-capped chickadee.

The playful chickadee is the state bird of Maine and Massachusetts and the provincial bird of New Brunswick, Canada. My Little Chickadee was a popular 1940 movie starring Mae West and W.C. Fields which may have served to endear the cute chickadee to the general public.

Our BeerColors™ Black-capped Chickadee (shown above) was painted with a Widmer Brothers Drifter Pale Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. in Portland, Oregon. You can buy our Black-capped Chickadee by going to our Shop Our Art section, clicking on the Endangered Species category, then on the Black-capped Chickadee image then following the prompts through checkout. Enjoy!

Todays Funky Favorite Art: Celebrate!

Today’s funky favorite BeerColors™ work of art is entitled Celebrate! (shown at left). Celebrate! is meant to convey the cheerful and fun-loving times we have when celebrating cherished events in our lives and, indeed, to also honor the opportunity we have each day to cherish and celebrate all of the good things in our lives, regardless of our particular circumstances.

Celebrate! was painted with a Widmer Brothers Upheaval IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. in Portland, Oregon. To buy Celebrate!, just go to our Shop Our art section, click on the Modern and Abstract category then on the Celebrate! image and follow the prompts through checkout. Enjoy and Celebrate!

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 Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991)

Artist Rufino Tamayo was a Mexican Surrealist painter who specialized in figurative abstracts and modernist murals. Mr. Tamayo moved to New York City in 1929 to escape political issues and held a solo exhibition at the Valentine Gallery. In his early career he created 80 “mixographs”-a textured fine art printing process. In 1949, Mr. Tamayo moved to Paris, France.

During his lifetime, Mr. Tamayo received numerous awards, including the 1964 National Prize of Arts and Science in Fine Arts of Mexico. His art has been displayed in prestigious museums and collections worldwide. “Rufino and Olga” and “Two Bathers” are two of his better known works.

Funky Auras (shown above) was painted using a Widmer Brothers Hefe from Widmer Brothers Brewing Co in Portland, Oregon. Funky Auras may be purchased by going to Shop Our Art, clicking on the Modern and Abstract drop down menu, locating and clicking on the Funky Auras image then following the prompts through checkout.

Artist Alberto Burri (1915-1995)

Funky Auras CaféArtist Alberto Burri was born in 1915 in Italy and was trained as a physician. He took up painting as a prisoner of war during World War 2 before his release and return to Rome. Having no canvas, Dr. Burri painted on burlap and used other non-traditional materials, including tar, plastic, fire and molds during his captivity.

By 1953, the work of Dr. Burri was included in a group exhibition of the Guggenheim Museum. A United States retrospective of his work was held in 1963 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas. In 1994 he was awarded the Order of the Mint by the Italian Republic. His 1957 “Combustione legno” sold at a 2011 Sotheby’s auction for $3.2 million dollars.

Funky Auras (shown above) was painted with a very good Widmer Brothers Hefe from Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. in Portland, Oregon. Funky Auras can be purchased by going to the Modern and Abstract drop down category under Shop Our Art, clicking on the Funky Auras image then following the prompts through check-out.

Crocodile and the Banana Tree

Crocodile and the Banana Tree j PS from 608 Crockodile Playing Water Polo 5 25 16-1-1Crocodile and the Banana Tree has recently been added to this site. Crocodile and the Banana Tree is a fanciful, funky and whimsical painting inspired by the work of Karel Appel who painted his famous Crocodile Tries to Catch the Sun.

Crocodile and the Banana Tree is intended to bring a smile to your face and a bit of joy into your life every time you look a this lively and colorful print. Add it 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 start off your day in a great mood!

Crocodile and the Banana Tree was painted using a very tasty Widmer Brothers Okto beer from Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. in Portland, Oregon. Crocodile and the Banana Tree may be purchased by going to the Shop Our Art section, clicking on the Modern and Abstract category then clicking on the Crocodile and the Banana Tree image and following the prompts.

Artist Robert DeNiro, Sr. (1922-1993)

663 Celebrate web HiDefArtist Robert DeNiro, Sr. , born in Syracuse, New York, was well known as an abstract expressionist and figurative artist. His first group show was in 1945 at the Peggy Guggenheim Art of the Century showing. Mr. DeNiro, whose son is the famous actor, held his first solo shows in 1950. His work was included in the Whitney Annual shows in the 1950’s and he was awarded the Longview Foundation Award in 1958.

In 1968 Mr. DeNiro was also awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. He later taught art at several schools and his work is displayed in numerous major museums across the United States. Robert DeNiro, Jr. chronicled the life of his father in the 2014 documentary, “Remembering the Artist”.

Celebrate! (shown above) was painted with a great Widmer Brothers Upheaval IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. in Portland, Oregon. Celebrate! may be purchased by going to the Modern and Abstract drop down category under Shop Our Art, clicking on the Celebrate! image then following the prompts through checkout.

“Jubilant” Print Now Available

Jubilant CaféJubilant is an expression of joy in the creative process. Jubilant is the product of experimentation and intuition-aspects of living that deserve to receive their due respect as we learn how to best navigate through our lives.

Jubilant was painted with a very tasty Widmer Sullivan Stout from Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. in Portland, Oregon. Jubilant may be purchased by going to the Modern/Abstract section of the Shop Our Art drop down menu, selecting the Jubilant image and following the prompt. Jubilant is available in three different sizes, all under $100.

Many Auras Now Available

Funky Auras CaféFunky Auras (painted with a very good  Widmer Brothers Hefe from Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. in Portland, Oregon) has now been added to our prints available for purchase. All you need do is go to our Shop Our Art section, click on “Modern and Abstract” in the drop down menu then click on the Funky Auras image and follow the prompts. Funky Auras is available in three sizes as a limited edition print or it may be ordered in a different size by custom order if you go to our Comments section and submit your request.

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. We think you will like the vibrant colors and unique statement made by this piece.