Happy LAST Thirsty Thursday! I started releasing a new beer painting every week on Thirsty Thursdays in 2015, starting the day after I completed the Year of Beer Paintings, a series of 365 oil paintings of different beers, including at least one from every state! After two years of Thirsty Thursday paintings, I’m ready to move on to different projects. Stay tuned to this blog to see new paintings, and to read about my life and work as an artist in Alaska.
Only a few days until 2017! I hope you have good beers ready to drink when the ball drops on Saturday night. I have been saving a few special Midnight Sun Brewing beers, and look forward to popping them open on the big night. We are in our log cabin in McCarthy, Alaska, so we will be trekking down to the cool spot known as Tony Zak’s to hang with the local crazy crew. I heard that it can get pretty wild, and go late into the next morning.
This week’s painting is another shout out to Midnight Sun Brewing, because I’m getting ready for my art show at the brewery’s Loft on First Firkin Friday. I’ll be kicking it off on January 6 at 5 PM by tapping a firkin of Sockeye Red IPA cast conditioned with cold brew. I hope to see you there, if you’ll be in Anchorage.
I painted this painting to show the sun coming through the woods. Although the sunlight looks lovely, you should guard your beer from it, and pour it in an opaque glass. I use stainless steel pint cups when I’m not indoors.
Cheers to beers! May your New Year be better than ever!