I painted this a few weeks ago but have only just got around to photographing it.
The advertising images of countless beers are probably ingrained in my subconscious mind. So it’s not surprising that I wanted to paint a picture filled with refreshing frothyness myself. The ornate stem of the glass was also interesting in the way that it’s faces caught the light.
The painting was painted “from life” but I had to take a snapshot of the foam and bubbles just after the glass was poured. By the end of the painting session the drink was flat and I was glad to have the image of the bubbles and foamy head to fall back on in order to complete the work.
Yes, as a Scot, this should really be whisky but I also enjoy a nice rum sometimes. Like a Venezuelan Diplomatica Reserva, for example. Sadly the rum in my glass today came not from Venezuela but from the ALDI around the corner. Looks the part though and doesn’t taste too bad at all.
The cigar is a Don Tomas Nicaragua and is again something of a budget option compared to the well known Cuban brands such as Montecristo and Cohiba.
Nevertheless, both items made for a pleasingly luxurious little painting and which was fun to complete.