I am an artist in Anchorage, Alaska who is partial to brewing, and drinking BEER! I paint each beer from life, so the beer you see in the glasses next to the bottles was poured from those bottles. The perk of my job is "experiencing" each beer.
I use oil paint on wood panel, and build wooden frames myself. I coat each panel with several layers of primer, and the last layer is red and gold paint. This under-layer makes the oil paintings glow brighter. I paint on panel because it is more durable than canvas, but I can also paint on canvas per request. I stretch my own canvases.