When you have a fresh new pint of beer in front of you, and you look down at the foam, have you ever seen shapes resembling something? Maybe if you were feeling extra artistic and had a moment that can only be described as the “aesthetic experience”. I always get that feeling when I stare into a pint. Like in a magic crystal ball, I see visions of the possible future, memories of past events, and sometimes inspiration strikes. So, for this week’s Thirsty Thursday painting I painted a version of Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night as if I walked up to a pint and saw this sublime work of art in the foam. The painting is composed as if the viewer is looking directly down into the pint. Of course I have never hallucinated the Starry Night in a pint glass. Instead, it is a metaphor for my muse. I think this hyperbole appropriately states how important beer has been to me as an artist. Everybody knows enough about Van Gogh, so I spare you the history lecture. I recommend watching the Kirk Douglas movie Lust for Life, if you want to learn more about the famous artist.
Cheers to living life to its fullest!