St. George Spirits

     Photo by Vic Stewart, taken with his weird old Rollei. This is another in a series of columns I'm writing for the North Coast Journal loosely related to my next book, The Drunken Botanist.             “Is it all right?” asks the tasting room bartender Chris, looking down quizzically at my barely-touched vodka...

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Frilly Umbrellas!

To all of you who are sweltering through this insanely hot summer (well, it's hot everywhere but Eureka), I offer up a very cold drink with a frilly paper umbrella in it.  The world needs more drinks with frilly paper umbrellas.  Starting today. This is a 5 x 7 oil painting on 1/2 inch board, notches in the back for easy hanging unframed. Click here to bid.  Go here to see more...

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Behind the Bar

I just got back from Tales of the Cocktail, which has been described as the Sundance of the cocktail world.  It's always held in New Orleans–which works out great for me, because I love New Orleans, I love the sultry weather, and I really love the opportunity to get some new scenes to paint.  This comes from the bar at the Royal Sonesta hotel on Bourbon Street. 6 x 6 inch oil on 1/2 inch thick board with slots in the back...

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Mason Jar Cocktails

I'm pleased to share my new column, The Drunken Botanist, which runs here, on GardenRant, and in the North Coast Journal, an honest-to-goodness printed newspaper that is the amazing alternative weekly for California's North Coast.  The Drunken Botanist is the working title of my new book, which should be out in 2013 if I can stop mixing drinks long enough to get it written. What you're going to read in this column are all the...

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“Bartender”

“Bartender”

I’m leaving Wednesday for Tales of the Cocktail, a glorious five day event devoted to all things boozy, held every July in (where else?) New Orleans.  (yes, it’s research for the next book.  It’s a tough job….) Anyway, in honor of TOTC, I’m posting some bar paintings this week.  I love to paint the interiors of bars, and the bottles behind bars, but it’s not always easy to get a good images to work with. ...

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Tequila and Limes!

Okay, so it might be a little foggy and chilly today on the North Coast–but I'm still thinking about margaritas.  Tequila, lime, a double jigger–it's a happy moment. 5 x 7 oil on board.  Click here to bid. Go here to see other paintings on...

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