Today’s Painting “Old Skool Coke Bottle” (30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day Nine)

Old Skool Coke BottleSo I’m down here near Atlanta for a birthday party. Atlanta: home of the most famous beverage on the planet. The iconic bottle. The official soft drink of World War II: Coca-Cola. Gotta do one of these paintings every day (even on the road), so why not celebrate the local hero? Here’s my take on the classic Coke bottle.

This one is 5″ by 7″: ink & watercolor on sturdy illustration board and perfect for a standard size frame, or easy to matte for a larger one.

I’m doing a painting each day this month. 30 paintings in 30 days. Being November, the Month of the Feast, the theme is Things We Love to Eat and Drink.

A painting a day, and yes, they’re for sale. And they’re affordable: $99, which includes free first-class shipping. You can buy them on my Etsy store by clicking here. Check this blog every day (or the Etsy store) to see the new painting du jour. Each one is 5″ by 7″ on sturdy illustration board; perfect for a standard size frame, or easy to matte for a larger one.

I’ll need some content, folks, so if you have any suggestions for good subjects, leave a comment or write to me at What would you like to see memorialized as art? What’s your favorite comfort food? Your most-loved childhood treat? The hometown food you miss most? If you moved away tomorrow, what local specialty would you long for? And, looking ahead, what other themes would you suggest?

Thanks to those of you who have contributed (among other things) US 31 Bar-B-Q, Italian Beef sandwiches (from Chicago… with hot peppers, I assume!), squash, Crystal hot sauce, a Lafayette Coney Island dog from Detroit and macaroni & cheese. What else ya got?

Thanks, too, to Michael Stern of for his mention here.

Tomorrow’s painting: the classic American dessert.

Yesterday’s painting: “Comfort Lunch: Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup”.


Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup


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