Tuesday, June 28, 2011

T-Bone Grid

grid tbone
original graphite drawing of T-bone
9x 12 $75

I love love loved making this one! I took my only art class ever last January at Root Division from the very talented Robert Minervi. One week in this drawing class, we did Chuck Close-esque portraits of ourselves by gridding images and coloring in each grid on our blank paper with the average value of the corresponding image grid. Uh, yeah, that made it sound more complicated than it is. Anyways, it also requires a full arsenal of pencil hardness(es?), from 8B to 6H to get all the values in there. The result almost appears to be a digitally pixelated image, but it is totally handmade. *minds have been blown, people*

I find these grid drawings to be super fun and relaxing to make. Look for prints in the shop soon. I also have plans for a bacon grid too.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

my loins are burning

my loins are burning
original watercolor and ink painting of pork loin
5x5, $75 SOLD

***UPDATE : Prints now available ***

Admittedly, not a great situation for a dinner party, but funny none the less.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

he had a weird foot fetish

he had a weird foot fetish.

original watercolor and ink painting of pig's foot
5x5 inches

***UPDATE #1: Prints now available ***

***UPDATE #2: Steve wouldn't let me sell this one. It's now in a place of honor above his desk. In our bedroom. ***

***UPDATE #3: No, he does not have a foot fetish.***

This one was a late addition idea. I felt like this series was a little too dude heavy, so I wanted to have something mocking guys. And as a huge bonus, pig's trotters are insanely fun to paint. I *think* we may keep this one. :)

Monday, June 20, 2011

are you a top sirloin, or a bottom?

top sirloin
original watercolor and ink painting
5x5, SOLD

***UPDATE: Prints now available ***

This was another one where I had a long debate over which cut of meat was funnier to use(top round? top sirloin?). Sirloin clearly won.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

upskirt steak

upskirt steak
original watercolor and ink painting, 5 x 5
Available, $75.

racy, I know.

Skirt steak is pretty awesome. Beefy, chewy, cheap. And it's the diaphragm. Yea.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

i like big butts

i like big butts
original watercolor and ink painting
5 x5 inches, SOLD

***UPDATE - prints now available***

Another hat tip to Sir-Mix-Alot, who used a surprisingly high number of meat references in his work....

Here's a little PSA -- pork butt (aka Boston Butt) is NOT from the pig's rear. It is the top of the shoulder. There isn't really a clear consensus on WHY it is called a butt, but some historians believe it has to do with the colonial American practice of storing this cheap cut of pork in large casks or barrels (also known as "butts").

I think I just made Sir-Mix-ALot sad.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

baby got fatback

baby got fatback
original watercolor and ink painting of pork fat back.
5 x 5 inches - SOLD

**** UPDATE: Prints now available ****

Fat back, aka back fat, is, well, fat from a pig's back. It is delicious. It can be rendered into lard, salted for salt pork, and cured for the Italian charcuterie, lardo.

Also, if you're awesome, you'll eat it fried as chicharrones. If you're my friend, you'll only eat 4505 Meats chicharrones, because they are the best and I am STOCKED up.

Hat tip to the one and only Sir-Mix-A-Lot (who incidentally played a Halloween show on campus during my college years) for the classic caption.

Part of the MEAT MARKET art show, at Pot + Pantry, San Francisco. May 6 - 27, 2011

prime ribbed for her pleasure

prime ribbed for her pleasure
original watercolor and ink painting
5 x5 inches. SOLD

***UPDATE - Prints now available.***

I have to give credit to my brother-in-law for coming up with the "ribbed for her pleasure line." (Laaaadies.... he's single.)

Anywho, we went through a lot of rib-iterations before settling on prime rib, mostly because it was the coolest to draw. Baby back ribs, spare ribs? Not so much, at least in their raw form.

Monday, June 6, 2011

i'm more of a leg man.

i'm more of a leg man
original watercolor and ink painting.
5x5 inches on watercolor paper.
Original available. $75

Friday, June 3, 2011

i'm more of a breast man.

i'm more of a breast man.
original watercolor and ink painting.
5x5 original SOLD

Lamb breast. It's good folks.

***UPDATE. Prints now available ***

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

get some oxtail

get some oxtail.
original watercolor and ink painting.
5 x 5 inches, mounted on board and ready to hang
Available. $75.

***UPDATE*** Prints available here.

Oxtail, totally not only from ox (which are castrated male cattle). Can also be from female cows or bulls ("intact" male cattle). Nice, right?