From a couple of Oregonians who love their craft... beer, and are pretty amped up about painting as well, C&L've developed a routine in which they pound a couple of choice brews before attacking the canvas to work up a range of pieces including pop-culture portraits, fine-art explorations of the human form, and finest-art explorations of what they just pounded. Just a taste of what you can expect from the duo:
The Art of Beer: Because it's not enough to paint on the stuff, a few works focus on the nectar of the gods like this bottle cap/ hops tribute to the legendary brewers of Pliny the Elder, which is named after the famed Roman author who told a slave to kill him to avoid the heat from the eruption of Pompeii, and maybe wrote some books and stuff.
Pop-y Portraiture: Since you loved culture even before perusing Bill O'Reilly's book Culture Warrior, feel unafraid to snag an excited and toothy Peg Bundy, a black and white dual portrait of rockers Josh Homme and Jesse Hughes, and a post-forehead-swastika-carving Lt. Aldo Raine gazing down at his handiwork.
Fleshy Explorations: Museum-quality depictions range from an intense dual-paneled oil work with a suffering soul tearing at a face-covering plastic bag, to closeups of mugs mid-shake-face, to the vigorously scrubbing hands of “Expunction”, suggesting someone's been pounding something more than just beer.