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“Blue Bird.” Day 2 of 30 Birds in 31 Days. (SOLD)

"Blue Bird"

Did you ever have a day when you felt like this poor devil? No? You’re lying. Or, maybe you don’t live in a big city and you’re healthy and well-adjusted. Bully for you. Bully, I say. This is how I felt today. And when you have the blues, you can piss and moan and drink, or turn it into art. I did all three today. The trifecta.

I’m doing an original work each day this month. 30 of ’em in 31 days. The theme for December is birds. All kinds of birds.

An original piece every 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 one. Each one will be 5″ by 7″ on sturdy illustration board.

Yesterday’s painting: “First Snow.”

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“The Perfect Shot”. Day 23 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

"The Perfect Shot"

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 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: 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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Today’s Painting “Old Skool Coke Bottle” (30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day Nine)

Old Skool Coke BottleSo I’m down here near Atlanta for a birthday party. Atlanta: home of the most famous beverage on the planet. The iconic bottle. The official soft drink of World War II: Coca-Cola. Gotta do one of these paintings every day (even on the road), so why not celebrate the local hero? Here’s my take on the classic Coke bottle.

This one is 5″ by 7″: ink & watercolor on sturdy illustration board and perfect for a standard size frame, or easy to matte for a larger one.

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) US 31 Bar-B-Q, Italian Beef sandwiches (from Chicago… with hot peppers, I assume!), squash, Crystal hot sauce, a Lafayette Coney Island dog from Detroit and macaroni & cheese. What else ya got?

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

Tomorrow’s painting: the classic American dessert.

Yesterday’s painting: “Comfort Lunch: Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup”.

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Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup

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30 Paintings in 30 Days, Day Five: “Tabasco (Large & Small)”

Tabasco

"Tabasco (Large & Small)"

“Tabasco (Large and Small)” is an original painting by New York artist John Tebeau, one of 30 Paintings in 30 Days. (click here to purchase) November’s theme is Things We Love to Eat and Drink. December’s theme will be announced later. Have suggestions for subjects or themes? Let me know with a comment.

I love Louisiana. I love hot sauce. I love Tabasco. It’s the iconic American pepper sauce, still made on Avery Island, LA, where back in 1862 the Avery family discovered a massive salt mine, which saved the confederacy’s bacon. Literally. Since 1868 the salt has been put to good use making Tabasco sauce, and subsequently, many a Bloody Mary.

(NOTE: there’s a subtle fire motif in the background of this painting: red flames on the orange background. The difference is too subtle for my scanner to fully catch, but it’s really quite striking. And SPICY LOOKING.)

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) Vernor’s Ginger Ale, Papaya King hot dogs, avocados, It’s It San Francisco ice cream sandwiches and the legendary Taylor Ham of New Jersey. What else ya got?

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

Tomorrow’s painting: It’s good for you. Really.

Yesterday’s painting: “Every Part But the Squeal.”

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"Every Part But the Squeal"

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“Every Part But the Squeal”: Day 4 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days (SOLD)

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"Every Part But the Squeal"

“Every Part But the Squeal” is inspired by an old roadside sign from Tennessee in the 1930s, along with that famous line from the Upton Sinclair book, The Jungle. The pig: source of pork, ham AND bacon. And, upon being informed that they all came from the same animal, Homer J. Simpson in bemused disbelief replied, “Heh heh heh. Ooh, yeah, right, Lisa. A wonderful, magical animal.”

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 things) 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: The Spice of Life…. Y’all.

Yesterday’s painting: “Del’s Freakin’ Rocks.”

DelsFreakinRocks

Del's Freakin Rocks

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30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 1

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"Write every day and finish what you start."

Ernest Hemingway, asked about writing, had a solid piece of advice: “Write every day and finish what you start.” I’ve thought about that, and the workman-like attitude behind it. Get in there and do your job, each day, every day. Many of the best artists are disciplined craftsmen, and I’m going to take Hemingway’s advice for a spin. 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. See the first one, “Pop Corn” below.

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, and made with watercolors, gouache paint and ink.

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? If you moved away tomorrow, what local specialty would you miss the most? And, looking ahead, what other themes would you suggest?

PopCorn

Pop Corn

Today’s painting is a lovely piece of pop American iconography: “Pop Corn”. To purchase, click here.

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