The Northwest Passage. The Holy Grail. The Perfect Shot of Espresso. I don’t know what to tell you about the first two (though I understand that thanks to global warming #1 might be a viable option soon), but I know from the last one. Had it last week at Ninth Street Espresso in the East Village, served up by a guy they call Shark. A macchiato. This painting (watercolor and ink) only hints at the experience. I recommend you go there and try it yourself.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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?
Coming soon: Vernor’s ginger ale, a deconstructed Blimpy Burger, Cafe Du Monde beignets, and a few holiday favorites.
Thanks, too, to Michael Stern of RoadFood.com for his mention here.