RealArtIsBetter

Oil paintings of beer, tandem bicycles & Alaska scenery

Anchorage, Alaska · 1682 Sales

RealArtIsBetter

Oil paintings of beer, tandem bicycles & Alaska scenery

Anchorage, Alaska 1682 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(268)

Announcement   ART SHOW! My art will be on display and available for sale at Midnight Sun Brewing Co. in Anchorage, Alaska June 2 - July 6.

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 your choice for the free piece).

Be the first to hear about promotions and events by signing up for my e-mail list: http://realartisbetter.us2.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=cdc748b70677a06d328067715&id=3f3bf87513

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

I painted 365 beer paintings in 2014 - the Year of Beer Paintings. Joe Sixpack of the Philadelphia Daily News wrote a column about my Year of Beer project! Check it out at http://www.joesixpack.net/columnArchives/2014/020614.htm

Visit my blog to view the newest painting releases: www.realartisbetter.wordpress.com

My studio is located at 333 W 4th Ave, Suite 4, Anchorage, Alaska. If you would like to pick up your order in person, enter coupon code ANCHORAGELOCAL to get free shipping.

Featured in DRAFT Magazine: http://draftmag.com/painted-beer-every-day-year/

● I gladly accept commissions for custom beer paintings, or any other subject matter.
● Facebook Pages: 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall for my beer art, and Real Art Is Better for subject matter other than beer
● Instagram: RealArtIsBetter
● Pinterest.com/realartisbetter
● Follow me on Twitter: @99beersonwall and @RealArtIsBetter
● Website: www.realartisbetter.com

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 16, 2017

ART SHOW! My art will be on display and available for sale at Midnight Sun Brewing Co. in Anchorage, Alaska June 2 - July 6.

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 your choice for the free piece).

Be the first to hear about promotions and events by signing up for my e-mail list: http://realartisbetter.us2.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=cdc748b70677a06d328067715&id=3f3bf87513

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

I painted 365 beer paintings in 2014 - the Year of Beer Paintings. Joe Sixpack of the Philadelphia Daily News wrote a column about my Year of Beer project! Check it out at http://www.joesixpack.net/columnArchives/2014/020614.htm

Visit my blog to view the newest painting releases: www.realartisbetter.wordpress.com

My studio is located at 333 W 4th Ave, Suite 4, Anchorage, Alaska. If you would like to pick up your order in person, enter coupon code ANCHORAGELOCAL to get free shipping.

Featured in DRAFT Magazine: http://draftmag.com/painted-beer-every-day-year/

● I gladly accept commissions for custom beer paintings, or any other subject matter.
● Facebook Pages: 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall for my beer art, and Real Art Is Better for subject matter other than beer
● Instagram: RealArtIsBetter
● Pinterest.com/realartisbetter
● Follow me on Twitter: @99beersonwall and @RealArtIsBetter
● Website: www.realartisbetter.com

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5 out of 5 stars
(268)
lilybbak

lilybbak on Jun 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much for the beautiful prints. I am delighted with them. The packing and handling was great!! I couldn't believe how fast I received them!! I'll watch for more of your art.

jjbrown0915

jjbrown0915 on Jun 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I ordered this for my husbands birthday as he loves hopslam beer. As we decorate our basement I will be ordering other prints of my husbands fave craft beers. The colors are vibrant. Shipping was fast. Highly recommend.

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Updates

New beer-themed magnets. They're little oil paintings!
This is a great example of how a customer had my beer art prints framed!
Father's Day is on Sunday, and it's NOT too late to buy him a gift from my Etsy shop RealArtIsBetter. Use coupon code FORDAD2016 to save 15%. I will mail your order within 1 business day via USPS Priority mail.
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About

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. When my family moved to Alaska when I was seven years old, 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 are building 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. In 2015 I scaled back to releasing a new beer painting once a week on Thirsty Thursdays and did that for two years. Now I don't have a schedule, but still release new beer paintings often. You can see the paintings, and read about them on my blog www.realartisbetter.wordpress.com

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 May 13, 2017
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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Shipping
We mail orders within 1-2 business days via USPS Priority Mail, unless the customer requests a different shipping method. We do ship internationally. The USPS insures all Priority Mail packages for up to $50 automatically. You will receive a shipping notification when your order is shipped.

Not responsible for damages or losses in transit, but please contact us in the event of loss or damage by the postal service so that we can replace your purchase, and file an insurance claim.
Refunds and Exchanges
Every item leaves our studio in perfect condition. We make a big effort to package things securely enough to withstand the shipping journey. Our shipments have a high success rate of safe arrival, however, if you are worried about your shipment getting to you safely, we encourage you to ask us to purchase shipping insurance in the Notes section with your order, and to include additional payment for the insurance. All packages that are mailed via Priority Mail are automatically insured for up to $50.

If, for any reason, you would like to return an item, or to exchange it for a different item, you may mail it back to us, and we will issue a refund when we receive the item. The item needs to be in re-sellable condition. The buyer is responsible for shipping for a returned item.
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Please contact us directly for commissions, art licensing, art leasing, etc.

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Last updated on Apr 4, 2016
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Custom and personalized orders

You can order a custom beer painting here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/58689239