Wednesday, September 30, 2009

BBQ caddy

Acrylic on stretched canvas, #160
16 x 12'', 2009

Heinz Ketchup was first introduced on the US market in 1869. In 1909, it crossed north of the border and became available on store shelves for Canadian consummers, making 2009 it's centennial year. For this painting, I've recycled props from past paintings to create a new composition. The Coca-Cola caddy was featured in Empties, the salt & pepper shakers in Atlantic Salmon, and the red charcoal BBQ in a least five previous paintings. Have I ever mentioned that red is my favorite color to paint with, the more the better. Here, this painting gets the royal treatment. One of my rare paintings done on canvas.

Part of my solo show- Near & Far at Handworks Gallery- October 16-30, 2009.


  1. I just discovered your art and it is truly amazing. So full of light and sunshine. I love it. Keep on Moonlighting!

  2. Fun grouping of objects, and a beautiful painting, Alvin. I thought I recognized some of those things!
    Best of luck with your show!

  3. Oh my f-ing God!

    This is soooooooo good, Alvin!!

    Expertly rendered! A wonderful combination of being photorealistic and illustrative at the same time.

    The reds are amazing too! It shows that you love to paint that color.

    You should definitely send a print of this to Heinz and Coca-Cola. If I were them, I'd snatch this up immediately!

    Fantastic composition and subject matter!

    One of your best paintings yet, Alvin!


  4. Thank you Pat, Liz and Dean for taking the time to enlighten my day with your beautiful comments.

  5. Wow at first I thought this was a reference painting, you have an incredible talent! Especially with your renderings of coke bottles, which I love. Keep up the good work!

  6. Thank you Cloe, you are too kind!