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“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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“MOXIE”: Day 19 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days. (SOLD)

"MOXIE"

Moxie. “MOXIE”?? MOXIE. It’s the iconic soft drink of Maine, and they say you’ve got to acquire a taste for the stuff. I don’t know about that, but I’ve known about this beverage (at least about it’s existence) since I was a kid. It was referenced in old Mad comic books from the 1950s, I think. Also, you can see old ads featuring the stuff as peddled by Red Sox legend Ted Williams. I appropriated this image from one of those.

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? Oh, and a tip o’ the hat to Mark Garrity of Honolulu, HI for suggesting Moxie.

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

Yesterday’s painting: “Banana Magritte”

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“Chicago Hot Dog: Fully Loaded,” Day 16 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days (SOLD)

Chicago Hot Dog: Fully Loaded

In all it’s glory… the pride of the Windy City… the tube steak of big shoulders… it’s the Chicago hot dog, with all the fixins. That would be a Vienna Beef dog, tomatoes, pickles, onions, hot little sport peppers, yellow mustard and the brightest-green relish on the planet, all nestled in a pillowy, poppy-seed bun and dusted with celery salt.

Remember Farley and dose guys on dat “Da Bears” skit on SNL? This is what finished them off.

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: “The Carny Food of Kings”

"The Carny Food of Kings"

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Corn Dogs: the Carny Food of Kings. Day 15 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days (SOLD)

CornDogs

"The Carny Food of Kings"

From the “30 Paintings in 30 Days” collection, another original painting: Corn Dogs. Corn dogs, I say! Yeah, it’s the carny food of kings, hence the classy French tag line. “Le Chien de Maïs” which means, of course, “The Corn Dog.”

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 see what tasty beverages have been suggested. Vernor’s Ginger Ale (many times), a vanilla malt, RC Cola, Café du Monde coffee, Captain Morgan’s & Diet Coke, and – Ted Williams’ faaaaavorite soft drink – MOXIE. Thanks, and keep those suggestions a-comin’.

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

Yesterday’s painting: “Asparagus: the Best Veggie.”

Asparagus

Asparagus: The Best Veggie

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Day 14 of 30 in 30: “Asparagus” (SOLD)

Asparagus

original painting from 30 paintings in 30 days

My favorite veggie. Maybe it’s because I grew up in the sandy land of west Michigan. Maybe because I went to tennis camp with Miss Asparagus when I was 10. or maybe it’s just because asparagus season is short and sweet and in the spring, when winter finally, begrudgingly heads north again.

Learnin’ corner — According to the Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board (MAAB):

  • Michigan ranks third in the nation for Asparagus production producing up to 25 million pounds annually.
  • Michigan growers harvest approximately 11,000 acres of asparagus annually.
  • The total annual value of the Michigan asparagus crop is estimated at $15,000,000.
  • 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 see what tasty beverages have been suggested. Vernor’s Ginger Ale (many times), a vanilla malt, RC Cola, Café du Monde coffee, Captain Morgan’s & Diet Coke, and – Ted Williams’ faaaaavorite soft drink – MOXIE. Thanks, and keep those suggestions a-comin’.

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

    Yesterday’s painting: “Frommage d’Haley”

    FrommageD'Haley

    "Frommage d'Haley"

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    Day 11 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days: “Red Wine Buzz” (SOLD)

    RedWine

    "Red Wine Buzz"

    Day 11 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days. Finished this one much later in the day than I would have liked, but hey, it’s still in before midnight. And it was a holiday, so cut me some slack.

    Red wine. Buzzed. Look at that glass, all tipsy and whatnot. “Tipsy McStagger”. Remember him? This glass could be called Drunkie de Verre or something like that.

    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 to those of you who have contributed (among other ideas) a Krazy Jim’s Blimpy Burger, a grilled cheese sandwich & tomato soup, apple pie and ice cream, meatloaf, asparagus and red velvet cake. Keep ‘em coming!

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

    Tomorrow’s painting: something green. Finally.

    Yesterday’s painting: “America a la Mode.”

    ApplePie

    "America a la Mode"


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    30 Paintings in 30 Days, Day Seven: Taylor Ham (SOLD)

    TaylorHam004

    The Mighty Taylor Ham

    A special request came in for this one: Taylor Ham. Or call it pork roll. Either way, it’s a treat from New Jersey and according to Wikipedia

    “Although the product is widely consumed and enjoyed, it resists accurate description. Some people compare the taste and/or texture to Spam, Treet, bologna, mild salami, smoked summer sausage, or US-style Canadian bacon. In 1910 it was described as “a food article made of pork, packed in a cylindrical cotton sack or bag in such form that it could be quickly prepared for cooking by slicing without removal from the bag.”

    At any rate, it’s one of those regional foods that the rest of the country probably doesn’t know about, and I love those. In addition, I love the packaging. Red and white. What’s not to love? And note the cross in the “O” in Taylor. Swiss-inspired? What’s that all about? Ultimately, it doesn’t matter. This is Taylor Ham, baby. TAYLOR HAM.

    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 john@tebeau.com. 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) RC Cola & a Moon Pie, apple pie a la mode,  Nathan’s hot dogs, Fowler’s Taffy of Florida,  Cafe du Monde coffee and Michigan’s Towne Club pop. What else ya got?

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

    Tomorrow’s painting: comfort lunch supreme.

    Yesterday’s painting: “Guinness: a Pint of the Black Stuff.”

    Guinness

    "Guinness (A Pint of the Black Stuff)"

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