When I was decorating my first dorm room, I bought a beer poster called Beers of the World. It was inspirational to me on a number of levels, and probably has led directly to this painting I am calling Beer Please. These two simple words can bring so much when you are out traveling the world. Nothing brings a smile to your server’s face faster than asking for a beer in the native language. I made this painting in honor of beer around the world, and getting it served to you.
Foreign language is a bit tricky for me. I always just skirted by in my foreign language classes. After this last trip overseas, I have sworn to renew my efforts at learning other languages, and am currently spending an hour a day on Russian language lessons while painting in the studio. Normally I listen to books on tape with exciting plot-lines, and the switch has made painting more tedious. I always feel better when I have finished the lesson and then I am rewarded when I resume listening to the stories.
I urge you to raise your pint and celebrate international beers. Believe me, the beer tastes great out there in other countries, but nothing tastes as good as your local favorites!
The original oil painting sold. Limited-edition prints are available at our Etsy shop RealArtIsBetter. Contact me if you’re interested in licensing this image.