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“Double Dip”, Day 29 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

"Double Dip"

You can keep your sugar cone, your waffle cone and for God’s sake, your cup. I was always a fan of the flat bottom “Eat-It-All” cake cone. Yeah. It didn’t compete with the flavor of the main event, and the base of the cone held up, even on the hottest days. No drips, no leaks – just a reservoir of pure ice cream goodness to savor at the very end.

It’s the little things, you know?

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.

Tomorrow will conclude 30 Paintings in 30 Days. Will I start a new theme and do it again in December? Would it be ’31 Paintings in 31 Days,’ or would I for God’s sake take Christmas off? Stay tuned.

Thank you Michael Stern of RoadFood.com for his mention here.

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“Café au Lait & Beignets” Day 28 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

"Cafe au Lait & Beignets"

You’re in New Orleans. It’s the morning after one of those nights. You head down to Cafe Du Monde in the French market. You get a cafe au lait. And of course and order of beignets, with about eight inches of powdered sugar on top. There’s a jazz quartet playing on the sidewalk about 10 yards from your table. Temperature is 75 degrees. Life is pretty darn good.

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?

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“Leftovers Lunch”, day 27 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

"Leftovers Lunch"

Leftovers till hell won’t have ’em? Make sandwiches. Sandwiches to the sky, Dagwood style.

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?

Coming soon: Wisconsin’s Pride: cheese & summer sausage, a deconstructed Blimpy Burger, and Café Du Monde’s famous beignets & café au lait.

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

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“Pumpkin Pie with a Mountain o’ Whipped Cream,” Day 26 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

"Pumpkin Pie with a Mountain o' Whipped Cream"

Come on, people. Give it up for pumpkin pie! And whipped cream! Whipped cream AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE! This is an original 5″ by 7″ acrylic painting, on illustration board, The paint of the whipping is thick and textural, giving it a Wayne Thiebaud sort of feeling. The colors are warm and autumnal. It is, in a word, luscious.

And the pumpkin. Let’s talk for a second about gourds, folks. Better yet, let’s see what this guy has to say about mother-loving gourds. [Rated R]

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?

Tip o’ the day: Check out EatingtheRoad.com. The flow-charts alone are worth the trip.

Coming soon: Wisconsin’s Pride: cheese & summer sausage, a deconstructed Blimpy Burger, Cafe Du Monde beignets & café au lait, and a few holiday favorites.

Tomorrow’s painting: It’s the day after Thanksgiving… what do you think??

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

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“’68 Pineapple,” Day 22 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

"'68 Pineapple"

Possibly the most delectable fruit of them all. The noble, but prickly pineapple. The colors here are nowhere near the intensity of the original, with its hot-pink background and magenta block motif. Good thing I’ve got a new scanner, which I’ll be hooking up soon. At any rate, this one pops, like so many pills in the Valley of the Dolls.

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?

Coming soon: the perfect shot of espresso, 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.

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Corn on Blue Plate with Red Grippers: Day 20 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Corn on the Cob on a Blue Plate with Red Grippers

This painting was dictated to me by our friend Alan Rubin, an artist in Virginia. He suggested “corn on the cob with a pat of melting butter on a blue plate with a red plastic corn gripper on each end.” Well, okey-doke, Alan! Here it is. I am but a vehicle….

(NOTE: Sometimes colors don’t translate well onto the web. Orange, this one in particular is one of those times. This orange is warm and luscious, the color of tangerine juice. It comes out much duller in jpeg format. Just so you know.)

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?

I had a perfect shot of espresso yesterday, pulled by a guy they call Shark at Ninth Street Espresso in the East Village. I think I’ll have to parlay that work of art (it’s the steamed milk that did it) into a painting. Ruben Mauricio of Ann Arbor, Michigan suggested hot coffee and donuts. He also suggested a painting of the Fleetwood Diner in Ann Arbor. Would that count as a food painting, or would it have to include their famous Hippie Hash? 🙂

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

Yesterday’s painting: “MOXIE”

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“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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