Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest painting Work in Progress - a sneak peek!
I found this great photo of a float during Oktoberfest in Munich a number of years ago. My husband took the photo when he was on a business trip and I was psyched when I saw it. He is not known for he photo prowess, but he got lots a great pics this trip.
I have been slowly working on the wood areas and took a break to do the sign which was a challenge. After taking a couple hours to do it, I had to look up what I was painting. I found out that 'Hacker Pschorr' is a Munich brewery. In the late 18th century, Joseph Pschorr bought the Hacker brewery from his father-in-law; he subsequently founded a separate brewery under his own name. His two sons divided his estate by each taking control of one of the two separate breweries. In 1972, Hacker and Pschorr merged to form Hacker-Pschorr, but the beers were sold as separate brands well after 1975. It is incredible that the original brewery was founded in 1417. I guess the stuff must be pretty good!
I have made some more progress since taking this photo. I have to get everything else done before working on the flowers since they are 'on top' of the barrels. I hope I can do it justice!
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