Monday, April 4, 2011

Two Color Brown & Ale

Messing around the other day I decided to do a small watercolor study of a Brown Trout with only two colors.  By layering up the two colors and blending them to give a variety of tones, the end result is a nice study of a Brown with a dripping wet bugger hanging from his lip.  If you are interested in having this artwork hanging on your wall, please Email me for purchasing information.  For those of you who are wondering what a work like this might run price wise.... $60 plus SH - and it comes with a mat, all ready to be framed.  Think about it - thats two rounds of golf .... or one if your golf at a course a bit higher class than my Crab Grass 18.  And this work will be on your wall longer than the 97 score card you posted the last time you hit the links.

On another subject,  I was passing through northern Michigan the other day and I caught site of this gem on the store shelf.  Now I was unable to purchase it and stow it in my carry on luggage but believe me, when I find this Ale again I will be having a little taste test.
For me this is the combination of four of my favorite things.
Its the perfect combination: Beer, Art, Trout, and the Hemingway "Big Two Hearted River" reference.  Just about my all time favorite short story.  With all that going for it, this beer has got to taste good....Right?  If you have ever had this Michigan brew, let me know what you think.  I cant wait for an opportunity to taste it.

7 comments:

Sanders said...

The beer is fantastic! If you enjoy IPAs, you'll really enjoy Two Hearted. When I lived in Minnesota, I think the label alone got me through the winter...

JMP said...

I really like IPAs. I will have to find some of this. Nice label as well


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Todd said...

There are very few beers I couldn't drink. Great art here. Thanks I'll keep checking in.

Bigerrfish said...

Good looking fish,, I dont know what the rest of the stuff is.

JGR said...

This is probably the best of all of Bell's beers. It is very flavorful and enjoyable. It's not a chugging beer that's for sure. Grab a six and sit on the back porch, perfect.

gej said...
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gej said...

Hello,
I don't know if you remember me but I have had the pleasure of purchasing some of your art work over the last year.
As a teacher I have been more than busy as the end of the year approaches therefore I have not been to your site in quite a while. However, I was pleased to see it once again.
The beer you had the pleasure of drinking is from an excellent brewery: Bells in Kalamazoo MI.
But most noteworthy is the art work on the label by a fabulous printmaker: Ladislva Hanka. I recently went to a museum open of his at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. His work can be found in some of the great collections in the world. His prints of brook trout are breathtaking. I have been fortunate over the years to have collected a number of his prints. My wife being an artist feels that his art is as good as it gets. I hope you have a chance to visit his website which I have enclosed.
Best wishes and may you continue to find brook trout and capture them in your art work.

http://web.me.com/ladhanka/Ladislav_Hanka_Etchings/Welcome_2.html