“Banana Magritte”, Day 18 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

"Banana Magritte"

Sometimes a banana is just a banana, and other times it’s the funniest of fruit. MUCH funnier than a staid old apple. Slipping-on, double-entendres, in-the-ear jokes, etc. The banana takes the cake. Anyway, ceci ne pas un Magritte… c’est un Tebeau.

I got lots of requests to paint the banana. (hahaha) It’s a popular fruit. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, and on-the-go moms, dads and kids, etc. Well, it’s a damn fine fruit. It has a great theme song, too, of course: “Banana Boat”, immortalized by Harry Belafonte. Watch out for those highly deadly black tarantulas, though. Oooh, man. Don’t sing about spiders, man. Like, I don’t dig spiders. [thank you, Stan Freberg]

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 order 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 will be 5″ by 7″ on sturdy illustration board.

I’ll need some content, folks, so if you have any suggestions for good subjects, leave a comment or write to me at john@tebeau.com. What goodies 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?

Let’s talk about comfort food. Mac and cheese has been suggested many times, and also meatloaf. What’s your favorite comfort food?

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

Yesterday’s painting: “Double Pepperoni”


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