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