99 paintings of bottles of beer – Beer 8: Coedo ‘Ruri’ Pils

Beer number 8 in my 99 paintings of bottles of beer series - Coedo 'Ruri' Pils

Another Japanese one, this time a craft beer - a friend bought this for me on a recent trip over, we resisted the urge to drink it while he was here so I got to enjoy it after I painted it.

Don't know much about this one, it's from Coedo Brewery in Japan (Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery) and is 5% ABV

A bit of a cloudy almost wheat-beer, below is it all set up ready to go :

Ten colours this time, not bad.
The Art Spectrum Permanent Mauve turned out to be a perfect colour match for the label, other than that I could have probably done without the Raw Umber & maybe mixed it from the red umber, paynes grey and raw sienna light I guess,
but it's a toss-up between my weird urge to use less paints and the fact I need to paint them quick cause I'm filming.


99 paintings of bottles of beer – Beer 7: Moo Brew Pale Ale

Beer number 7 in my 99 paintings of bottles of beer series - Moo Brew Pale Ale, from Moo Brew in Bridgewater, Tasmania.

(yep, another Australian one - now that I think of it I should have made it 99 paintings of bottles of Australian beer...)

Moo Brew’s original brewery was located on the site of the Museum of Old and New Art – MONA, which opened in Hobart in January 2011. It is Australia’s largest private museum.

Below are the usual culprits,
12 this time which is hopeless - I didn't use the raw umber, unbleached titanium or burnt sienna, and I could have done without either the red umber or burnt umber,
So really I only needed 8 including B&W, technically getting better I guess..

92 to go...


99 paintings of bottles of beer – Beer 6: Crown Lager

The sixth painting in my 99 bottles of beer series, another Aussie beer, this time it's a Crownie!

Crown Lager - originally made by Carlton & United Breweries (CUB), a subsidiary of Foster's Group.

The unique bottle shape and label was designed by Eveline Annie Harvey (1910 — 2008), a commercial artist working in Melbourne who was also responsible for many other well-known labels during the period.

Eveline produced the Crown Lager artwork at print size using only a single haired paintbrush, I'm not that patient..

I'm back up to 13 colours ( I used M.H. Ivory black too ).
I was being lazy - I could have done without atleast 2 of those browns - the Michael Harding Burnt Sienna and Old Holland Yellow Ochre Burnt are so close I think even Caravaggio can see my laziness (that ones for you Pete).
For the paint nerds reading this (there aren't any, I know), that Williamsburg "French Light Sienna" has an interesting greenish tinge when put against the right colours.

Cheers mate!
6 and counting, 93 to go....

99 paintings of bottles of beer – Beer 5: Redback

The fifth painting in my 99 bottles of beer series, finally an Australian beer!

This time it's Redback, from Matilda Bay Brewery here in Perth, Western Australia

Back up to ten colours again, although the Old Holland Burnt Umber wasn't necessary and I don't think I used the LeFranc Transparent Indian Orange for anything except a little bit on the bottom on the crinkled paper bag.

Strewth, bloody 93 to go...
Cheers mate!

99 paintings of bottles of beer – Beer 4: Beck’s

Beer number 4 in my 99 paintings of bottles of beer series - Beck's.

Beck's is the world's best selling German beer, sold in nearly 90 countries.

From Wikipedia :
Beck's Brewery is a German brewery in the northern German city of Bremen and the Beck's logo, a silver key on a red shield, is the mirror image of the coat of arms of Bremen. The first German beer company to use green bottles.

Woohoo I cut it back down to 9 colours for this one, I managed to get rid of the oranges for this painting as the beer is a light cloudy yellow.
I'm going to run out of Genuine Viridian very quickly if I keep painting green bottles...

95 to go!

99 paintings of bottles of beer – Beer 3: Grolsch

The third painting in my 99 paintings of bottles of beer series !
This one is Grolsch :

From Wikipedia:
The Grolsch brewery was founded in 1615 in Groenlo. The town of Groenlo was then known as Grolle, hence the name Grolsch, meaning 'of Grolle'. Grolsch is best known for its 5% abv pale lager, Grolsch Premium Pilsner.

In the last beer painting I said I need to cut the number of colours down, so ofcourse I did the opposite - I squeezed out 13 for this one, oops.
The standout was the little sample tube of Williamsburg Viridian, wow, there goes my bank balance - what a paint (and what a price ..).

There's also a sample tube of Gamblin "Green gold" in there, I used that for the bottom half "full" bit of the beer bottle, first time I've used Gamblin, a bit transparent but I suppose this colour is supposed to be.

I don't like pilsner at all, and it was warm after I finished painting it, still not a bad beer and interesting that it was very orange compared to the last two.

96 to go ....

99 paintings of bottles of beer – Beer 2: Sapporo

The second painting in my 99 bottles of beer series - Sapporo!

Sapporo is the oldest brand of beer in Japan.

I've added a "Beer paintings" tag, if you click that you can view all of them in a row without all the other stuff from the blog

From Wikipedia :
Sapporo Breweries Limited is a Japanese brewery founded in 1876. It was first brewed in Sapporo, Japan in 1876 by the German-trained brewer Seibei Nakagawa.
Their world headquarters are in Ebisu, Shibuya, Tokyo and I've been there, sugoi!

Below are the colours used for this one - similar to the last painting but I added Old Holland Red Umber, Grumbacher Quinacridone Orange and Michael Harding Transparent Red Oxide

Kampai !!

99 paintings of bottles of beer – Beer 1: Corona

I've started a new project, this one is going to take a while - 99 paintings of different beer bottles.
Here's the first one - Corona.

I'm attempting to do each of these paintings in one sitting, below is the setup with the old shadow box

Below are the colours used for this one for those of you interested :

Lukas 1862 - Titanium white
Michael Harding - Ivory Black
LeFranc - Transparent Indian Orange
Maimeri - Trinacria Orange
Maimeri - Red Earth
Old Holland - Raw Sienna Light
Old Holland - Yellow Ochre Burnt
Williamsburg - Alizarin Orange