Last week I completed what was my most time consuming painting so far, 4 months. These are WWII rations painted in a green shadow box. All items in this piece are painted their actual size, so some of the detail images below are larger than the painting. It's dimensions are 9" x 18" and it's Oil on Panel.
These rations are some of the items that servicemen would have received during the war. This particular group of rations would be considered a "Smoker's Dinner Unit" because of the addition of the small 4 - pack of cigarettes. The off labeled "Pork Luncheon Meat" produced by Hormel Foods is indeed re- labeled Spam. It's probably not the most nutritious meal, but it's what they had in the 1940's. Other items included, a stick of Wrigley's Gum, Charms Candy, crackers, a can opener, sugar, and a matchbook labeled "VD". The VD matchbook was to remind the servicemen that the disease was easy to pick up - nice huh?
Hope you don't mind, but I have included many details images. A couple photos at 800 x 800 will not suffice. Anyway, enjoy