America a la Mode: Apple Pie. Day 10 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days.


"America a la Mode"

Well, here we are: Day 10 of my 30 paintings in 30 days series. This month’s theme: food and drink. And today, it’s time for dessert, though after all that Coke, kids, do you really need more sugar? Here we have apple pie a la mode, which is French for avec le more fat and sugar. Mm. When was the last time you had a really kick-ass piece of apple pie with good ice cream? For me it was a month ago. Got the pie at a bakery on Montague Street here in Brooklyn, and paired it with some dulce de leche Haagen Dazs (Dammit, where are the umlauts on this thing. Not to mention the accent graves.)

Look at all those foreign terms in one paragraph. My God, mommy, that… that’s like AMERICA, ain’t it? E pluribus punum or some such.

Anyway(s), you can buy the painting here, if you’re so inclined.

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) Muskegon’s pride: the G&L chili dog; a Chicago hot dog: fully loaded; rocket (or bomb) pops, Zingerman’s pastrami on rye; and a hot, open-face turkey sandwich. What else ya got?

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

Tomorrow’s painting: who knows? I’m tired.

Yesterday’s painting: “Old Skool Coke Bottle.”

Old Skool Coke Bottle



Filed under 30 paintings in 30 days, Food, original art, pop art

2 responses to “America a la Mode: Apple Pie. Day 10 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days.

  1. ETR

    This is my favorite so far….I love it. You keep out doing yourself 🙂

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