“Mad Martini,” Day 21 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days (SOLD)

"Mad Martini"

We just watched three episodes of “Mad Men” in two days. Can you tell? Draper’s a ‘bag, but whatever. Let’s enjoy The Style, shall we? Painted this one while listening to lounge music, old and new. The Martini. Invented, it’s said, in Martinez, California, where Joe Dimaggio was born. And he of course married Marilyn, and on the last episode of “Mad Men” we just watched, she had just died. Full circle. Boom. And remember what Dorothy Parker once said: “I like a Martini / Two at the very most / After three I’m under the table / After four I’m under the host.”

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?

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

Yesterday’s painting: “Corn Cob on Blue Plate.”


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