Wine pours are made by pouring wine (or dark beer) on #400 watercolor paper, letting the liquid dry, then taking a look at the dried stain/image to see what shapes appear. Those shapes are defined with markers and colored pencil, using the lines/shapes of the pour. Some of the wine/beer stain is left untouched, other areas are mostly covered, but the integrity of the pour remains. Sometimes, I have no direction for what I expect the final piece to look like, and discover as I go. Titles of the pours are taken exclusively from current events (whether world-wide or personal events), and help date stamp a place in time. Click on the image to get the story behind the titles, to zoom in and to get sharper images. If you live near me and don't need shipping, send me an email at email@example.com and I will give you a coupon code.
This is the latest pour in progress - a 4' x 8' sheet, with a Cabernet pour. Check in occasionally to watch the progress!
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8 x 10 Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale, artist markers, colored pencil on #400 watercolor paper
16 x 20 Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale, artist markers, colored pencil on #400 watercolor paper
Inspired by John Mayer's song of the same title, playing while pouring. It also reflects the state of the world, as I experience life since Trump. Violence at the top of the pour, and bystanders watching while chaos reigns.
22 x 30 Cabernet, artist markers, colored pencil on #400 watercolor paper
Apollo is battle wounded and tired of the wars and terrorism across the world. This inspiration came from the taunting from North Korea which resulted in taunting from our reactive President. People are fearful and tired. Enough.
8 x 10 Cabernet on #400 watercolor paper, colored pencil, artist markers
This one doesn't tie to any current events - but the chicken dentist strongly presented himself in the pour. However, one comment did mention that Trump and Corker's battle over the "adult day care center" did come to mind.
22 x 30 Cabernet, artist markers, colored pencil on #400 watercolor paper Created at the time Jeff Session became the hated flavor of the day for Donald Trump. Session kissed Trump's butt from the beginning, with his old-fashioned, irrelevant views on America, and now finds himself cast out as so many before him.
22 x 30 Cabernet, artist markers, colored pencil on #400 watercolor paper Symbolizes the metamorphosis from oil painting to wine pours and the discovery of joy in creating art based solely on creativity and imagination.
16 x 20 Guinness, Artist markers, colored pencil on #400 watercolor paper This is the story of a man and woman, dancing for the first time together, under a yellow moon. The man realizes at this moment that he is in love with this woman. His innermost thoughts are jumbled together in the "bubble" above his head, where he professes his love in no uncertain terms. His bird and her cat join in the dance. The title comes from a line in "Sleepless in Seattle", which we were watching at the time.
22 x 30 Cabernet A reference to the pre-dawn raid of Manefort's home, which involved collecting computers and the like to determine whether Trump's former campaign manager was involved in collusion with the Russian's. The noose tightens, as does the grip on the fish's tail.
16 x 20 Guinness #400 watercolor paper, artist markers, colored pencil Frankie is my next-door neighbor's dog who loves to come to my house for treats. He is a very sweet, very adorable mini collie who in no way resembles this mad dog. However, he was visiting me while I was working on this, so he did inspire the title.
22 x 30 Guinness, #400 watercolor paper, artist markers, colored pencil Completed during Hurricane Harvey, August 2017. Find the "eye" in his belly, notice the suggestion of trees, water and destruction.
8 x 10 Cabernet, artist markers, colored pencil on #400 watercolor paper
This commemorates Ted Cruz's late night "like" of Twitter porn, and his blaming it on a staffer. The whole thing exploded for about a day, then faded away to nothing. Ah, American politics. Ya just can't make this stuff up.
SOLD 8 x 10 Guinness #400 watercolor paper, artist markers, colored pencil
A tribute to Tom Petty, who died October 2, 2017. His Damn the Torpedoes tour was my first concert in 1979, followed by many more over the years, including one with a front row seat. I've worn out many albums and cassettes and know most of his songs by heart. Truly one of my all time favorites. My heart has been broken by a Heartbreaker. Keep the angels singing, Tom, you will be so missed.
SOLD 8 x 10 Guinness beer pour Created after my daughter shared a story about being given a complimentary sushi roll containing very thickly cut squid and her battle between being polite and eating it and trying not to vomit at the same time.
SOLD 8 x 10 Cabernet, artist markers, colored pencil on #400 watercolor paper Collusion? Well goodness no! Completed in August 2017 as Mueller gets closer to the truth. Hopefully we can look back on this and said, "yup, knew it all along."
SOLD 8 x 10 Cabernet, artist markers, colored pencil on #400 watercolor paper Donald Trump's dossier in the news. Did he pay Russian prostitutes to pee on each other while he watched? Did he collude withe Russians to get elected? Could we have a more unsavory president?
SOLD 11 x 15 This was completed during the Charlottesville VA white supremacy marches. Lots of young white men carrying torches, stating "we will not be replaced" and the like. Neo-nazi's. Our "president" states that there are "good people on both sides". The pig represents peace and the flying away from hatred (Nazi symbol).