Tuesday, May 31, 2011

stop staring at my rump

stop staring at my rump.
original watercolor and ink painting, 5 x5 inches, ORIGINAL SOLD

** UPDATE ** Prints now available online.

I loved researching this one. I don't discuss it often, but a ton of research goes into most of my paintings, especially for this more recent series of cuts of meat. Accuracy is as important to me as humor, mostly because I love researching, but also because I want respect of any chefs who might like my work.

For this series, I was basically looking for the quintessential or archetypal version of that particular cut of meat. For the beef rump, it was clear that a tied up roast was *the* image of rump that I needed to use.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Paper cut chicken

Papercut Chicken print
papercut chicken. 8.5 x11 print. Available here.

By special request of the enthusiastic team at Ragazza restaurant in San Francisco, I present the fourth in my papercut print series, the humble chicken. Nothing flashy, but the chicken knows you want it. Oh, it knows.

the original papercut chicken

Print of the papercut is available in my shop. But I really do cut out the original papercut by hand from a single sheet of paper. I haven't quite been able to perfect the mounting of the original papercuts, which is why I haven't added original papercuts to my shop yet. But I'm working on it.

Friday, May 27, 2011

hanger steak?

hanger steak?
original watercolor and ink painting, 5 x5 inches, $75. Original SOLD

**UPDATE** Prints now available.

I clearly have the sense of humor of a 14 year old boy.

Available for viewing (and purchase!) at Pot + Pantry, San Francisco, CA until May 27, 2011.

© Alyson Thomas 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

just the tri tip

just the tri tip
original watercolor and ink painting, 5 x5 inches, Original SOLD

**UPDATE** Prints now available online.

Oh yeah. Thanks to "Archer" for inspiring this piece. (Here's the clip. It's, uh, a bit racy. Sorry parents.)

Available for viewing at Pot and Pantry, San Francisco, CA until May 27, 2011.

© Alyson Thomas 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

nice rack

nice rack.
Original watercolor and ink on watercolor paper,
mounted on natural fiber panel.


Who doesn't like a nice rack?

5x5 inches. Available for viewing at Pot and Pantry, San Francisco, CA until May 27, 2011.

UPDATE: 8.5 x11 print is now available in the shop!

© Alyson Thomas 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Chicken Charcoal Butchery

Charcoal chicken butchery
original charcoal chicken diagram

Hello hello!

The MEAT MARKET show was a crazy success, and I'm working on getting a recap together soon! (Check out the Pot + Pantry blog for a great wrap-up for now) I'll also be posting all my work from the show on this site, with links to buy once the show wraps up. There are still pieces available, so hop on over to Pot+Pantry if you're in SF and need some original meat art in your life.

In other news, I've received tons of requests for more chicken art. I had no idea there were so many fervent poultry lovers out there! So rounding out my charcoal butchery diagram series is the humble chicken. You may even want to check out this site to see an interactive version of this bad boy. I don't know, whatever.

Oh, and he's in the shop now too!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Use Every Part - Pig

Use Every Part - Pig Diagram
18 x24 original mixed media on maple board. SOLD

Tonight's the night!

I'm headed out the door (with over 60 bags of homemade bacon caramel corn) to Pot and Pantry for the opening night of my first solo show, MEAT MARKET!

I am so thankful for all the amazing press the show's received so far, from Eater SF, Thrillist, Daily Candy, SF Foodie, Mission Local, ABC 7, and more. It is humbling and insane.

I hope to see lots of folks there tonight, and look forward to meeting you! And I'm also super excited to eat some chili and bacon treats from Nosh This, and spicy pork banh mi (my FAVORITE SANDWICH!) from TomKat. And drink some beer. That's going to be awesome too.


Monday, May 2, 2011

Let's T-bone

Let's T-bone

Original watercolor and ink illustration, 5x5
original SOLD

**7/26/11 UPDATE** The 8.5x11 "Let's T-bone" print is now available in the shop for $18.

So the MEAT MARKET art show is shaping up quite nicely. I'm so excited that we have some awesome food vendors coming now: Nosh This, purveyor of Bacon Crack and other sweet and savory meaty treats, and new asian food truck, TomKat, which happens to be co-run with my favorite bar tender at my favorite bar, The Alembic. Oh yeah, and I got the hook-up with the generous pork lovers at 4505 Meat, so yes, there will be chicharrones. How could there not be?

The above painting is a little taste of some of the new art I've been working on. they are.... a little cheeky to say the least. (Sorry mom and dad!)

Ok. Back to painting my NY Striptease Steak.