Friday, September 23, 2011

Bitter Cube

Bitter Cube, 16"x20" oil on linen

There is no cocktail as simple and balanced as one made the old fashioned way.  The sugar, bitters, and twist of citrus make for the perfect compliment to a nice bourbon or rye.  It is my go to drink if nothing else on a restaurant's menu is striking my fancy.  The above painting is my Old Fashioned still life with a bitter soaked sugar cube and a slice of orange waiting to be married with its better half.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Prepare for Takeoff

Prepare for Takeoff, 16"x20" oil on linen

Welcome to my new blog.  It's a pretty simple idea... I'm a painter and I love cocktails.  

I'm working on a whole series of classic cocktail paintings right now, so there will be postings like this still life, bar scenes and the occasional portrait of interesting people in the cocktail world.  The first of which will be the great bartender & owner of  320 Main in Southern California.

So if you like art and you are into cocktails, stick around and tell your other crafty cocktail friends.

The painting above is my deconstructed Aviation.  One of my favorite classic drinks and now that I finally picked up a bottle of Creme de Violette I can make it in the original way.

Thanks for stopping by, more to come...