Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Painting With Beer

We've all heard of the myriad of claimed uses for beer; as shampoo, as a slug trap, furniture polish, even in a massage. But here's one I've never heard before, as paint. Oregon artist Karen Eland uses different beers as the medium for her artwork. With amazing results.

Eland gets inspiration from historical photos involving beer, as well as classic art and vintage beer ads. She began by painting with coffee before moving to beer. Says Eland, "People always wonder if I drink and paint at the same time. Just like with the coffee, I can..."

For more on the artist and her work see her website at

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