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A Natural High

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Artist's Statement:

Since I first started working as an artist (initially in charcoal only), I have been fascinated with the interplay among glass, liquids, lights and shadows. In this painting, the key contrasts for me are among the dark beer, the light "head," the slightly frosted sides of the mug and the mug's translucent base. I acknowledge that reasonable people may disagree as to whether dark beer is a natural high.



Oil on Wood Panel

20 x 16 in


In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom,

in water there is bacteria.

Benjamin Franklin


Ah, beer. The cause of and the solution to all of life's problems.

Homer Simpson


Whoever drinks beer, he is quick to sleep;

whoever sleeps long, does not sin;

whoever does not sin, enters Heaven!

Thus, let us drink beer!

Martin Luther

one of the first Protestant reformers


Thoughts on the matter: The beer tastes good to my throat,

cold and bitter, and the three boys and the beer and the queer freeness of the

situation makes me feel like laughing forever. So I laugh and my lipstick

leaves a red stain like a bloody crescent moon on top of the beer can. I am looking

very healthy and flushed and bright-eyed, having both a good tan

and a rather excellent fever.

Sylvia Plath

poet, author of The Bell Jar


I am a firm believer in the people.

If given the truth, they can be depended on to meet any national crisis.

The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.

Abraham Lincoln



Art as an Oasis™

Art as an Oasis is a series of occasional postings from the art of Carrie Kleinberger

providing a temporary respite from both mundane and monumental cares

complimented by words of wisdom from a diversity of others.



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