RealArtIsBetter

Colorful oil paintings of beer, Alaska scenery and more

Anchorage, Alaska
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Announcement    LAST DAY TO PLACE ORDERS IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS DELIVERY IS DECEMBER 17.
• Save 15% by subscribing to our e-mail list. Copy and paste this link: http://eepurl.com/cykDmT
• SIX-PACK DEAL: Purchase five beer-themed art prints, or original oil paintings that are all the same value, and get a sixth one of the same value at no charge (let me know in the notes section when you're checking out your choice for the free piece).
• Search WITHIN our shop for your favorite beer by beer name, brewery name, State, or beer style.
• I gladly accept commissions for custom beer paintings, or any other subject matter.
• Check out my RedBubble Shop featuring my art on clothing, stationery, bags, and home decor: http://www.redbubble.com/people/realartisbetter
• Gift Certificates available: https://www.etsy.com/listing/258420705
• Shop our wholesale catalog on Faire.com: https://realartisbetter.faire.com/
• Visit my blog to view the newest painting releases: www.realartisbetter.wordpress.com
• I painted 365 beer paintings in 2014 - the Year of Beer Paintings.
• Featured in Edible Alaska Magazine, Philadelphia Daily News, DRAFT Magazine, Zymurgy Magazine, All About Beer Magazine, and Alaska Home Magazine.
• Facebook Pages: Beer Art by Scott Clendaniel, or Real Art Is Better - by Scott Clendaniel
• Instagram: RealArtIsBetter
• Pinterest.com/realartisbetter
• Twitter: @99beersonwall and @RealArtIsBetter
• Website: www.realartisbetter.com
• Studio visits are available by appointment. Please call/text (907) 351-2522, or e-mail info [!at] realartisbetter.com to schedule a visit.

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Last updated on Dec 6, 2022

LAST DAY TO PLACE ORDERS IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS DELIVERY IS DECEMBER 17.
• Save 15% by subscribing to our e-mail list. Copy and paste this link: http://eepurl.com/cykDmT
• SIX-PACK DEAL: Purchase five beer-themed art prints, or original oil paintings that are all the same value, and get a sixth one of the same value at no charge (let me know in the notes section when you're checking out your choice for the free piece).
• Search WITHIN our shop for your favorite beer by beer name, brewery name, State, or beer style.
• I gladly accept commissions for custom beer paintings, or any other subject matter.
• Check out my RedBubble Shop featuring my art on clothing, stationery, bags, and home decor: http://www.redbubble.com/people/realartisbetter
• Gift Certificates available: https://www.etsy.com/listing/258420705
• Shop our wholesale catalog on Faire.com: https://realartisbetter.faire.com/
• Visit my blog to view the newest painting releases: www.realartisbetter.wordpress.com
• I painted 365 beer paintings in 2014 - the Year of Beer Paintings.
• Featured in Edible Alaska Magazine, Philadelphia Daily News, DRAFT Magazine, Zymurgy Magazine, All About Beer Magazine, and Alaska Home Magazine.
• Facebook Pages: Beer Art by Scott Clendaniel, or Real Art Is Better - by Scott Clendaniel
• Instagram: RealArtIsBetter
• Pinterest.com/realartisbetter
• Twitter: @99beersonwall and @RealArtIsBetter
• Website: www.realartisbetter.com
• Studio visits are available by appointment. Please call/text (907) 351-2522, or e-mail info [!at] realartisbetter.com to schedule a visit.

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About RealArtIsBetter

Sales 4,168
On Etsy since 2010

Real Art Is Better!

I remember watching my grandmother paint when I was little. It was one of her hobbies, along with tending the beautiful rose garden in her quaint home in Walla Walla, Washington. My family moved to Alaska when I was seven years old, and my grandmother gave me an oil painting kit to take with me, and told me to paint in Alaska because it is such a beautiful place. I have been an oil painter ever since. I majored in painting in college and work as an artist full time with my wife in our studio in beautiful downtown Anchorage, Alaska. In the summer time, we spend quite a bit of time in a small town at the end of a dirt road called McCarthy where we built a log cabin on our ten-acre wooded lot. My wife quit her job after she graduated with a Masters degree in Business Administration, and works full time on our art business, taking care of marketing, sales, and business development. I am very lucky to have her working with me.

You can tell from my art that I am a beer enthusiast. I am a home brewer, and enjoy sampling craft brews. In 2006 I painted a series called the Color of Beer, which consisted of ten oil paintings of pint glasses ranging in style and color from pale to dark stout. That was my first sold-out art show. So I decided to paint more paintings of beer, and embarked on painting the 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall series, which took me about four years. The project was very successful, and now I am known as the "beer artist" in Anchorage. In 2014 I painted a new beer painting every day, and the series is called the Year of Beer Paintings.

I also paint Alaska landscapes, urban-scapes, and scenes that portray human's interaction with nature. I paint with oils on wood panel and on canvas. I prefer to paint on panel because it is more durable than canvas, but when I do paint on canvas, I build the supports and stretch the canvases myself. Each painting surface is coated with several coats of primer and the last two coats are red and gold paint. The gold paint shines through small gaps in the oil paint, making my paintings glow when light hits them at certain angles. This is my signature technique. Whenever possible I paint subjects from life, rather than from photographs, and often paint outside on location (in plein air). I use artist-grade oil paint that has rich pigments and smooth texture.

I accept commissions of any subject matter. Thank you for visiting our Etsy shop!

Check out my RedBubble Shop, featuring my art on clothing, home decor, stationery, and more: http://www.redbubble.com/people/realartisbetter/shop/

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  • Scott Clendaniel

    Owner, Maker

    I'm an oil painter in Anchorage, Alaska who brews, drinks, and paints portraits of beer. In the summer time I find refuge in Wrangell - St. Elias National Park where I'm building a small cabin with my wife.

  • Maria Benner

    Business Development, Photographer, Shipper

    I have a Masters Degree in Business Administration, and I'm married to an artist. Some people would say this is an incompatible partnership, but actually it's a perfect match! Scott creates art and I take care of the business and marketing end.

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Last updated on July 12, 2022
Welcome to my Etsy Shop, Real Art Is Better! I am an oil painter in Anchorage, Alaska. My niche is paintings of beer, but I also paint Alaska scenery, and I accept commissions. I named my shop Real Art Is Better, because when people buy my paintings, some of them exclaim, "This is my first piece of real art!" Although there is no accepted definition of "real art", people know it when they see it.
To read more about me and my work, please visit my About Page: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RealArtIsBetter/about/

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We mail orders within 1-2 business days via USPS Priority/First Class Mail and delivery time is approximately 3-5 days (longer for international shipments). Customers can request a different shipping method (fees may apply).

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Individual items valued at $45+ are mailed via USPS Priority Mail. All other items are mailed via USPS First Class Mail. This may differ for international shipments.

Not responsible for damages or losses in transit. If your package is damaged by USPS, you can file a claim with USPS if your package was mailed via Priority Mail. Due to new USPS policies regarding claims for damaged shipments, we no longer can file a claim as the sender, because USPS now requires customers to bring the damaged package to a Post Office in person. Please contact us if your shipment was damaged, and we will send you a coupon code for a discount on a second purchase.

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Last updated on May 11, 2022

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