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Old 09-23-2015, 11:18 AM
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"WWII Rations" - Trompe l'oeil Painting

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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





















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Old 09-23-2015, 11:32 AM
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very cool! what would the sugar be for?
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Old 09-23-2015, 11:36 AM
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very cool! what would the sugar be for?

I suppose you could add it to the Orangeade.
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Wow. Incredible. Great history lesson too. I'm awed!
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Excellent!
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Whoa a blast... speechless work ! 20/0 Brush in oil

Great Blog too . Like the Studio section on light.

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Thank you so much for the compliments.

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Whoa a blast... speechless work ! 20/0 Brush in oil

Great Blog too . Like the Studio section on light.

Cheers W.P.

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Gasp! Amazing work! Loved looking at all of the items and masterful work on the green wood background!
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Exquisite work!
Thank you for adding the detail photos.
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Masterful and amazing details. I also visited your blog, very interesting information, thanks for sharing.
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Thank you very much everyone for the kind words

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Masterful and amazing details. I also visited your blog, very interesting information, thanks for sharing.

Glad you enjoyed the blog!
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Absolutely incredibly amazing work! Superb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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My second visit to this. I am still so impressed by it. Fabulous.
I hope you are sending me your leftover spam.

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Thank you very much Bertoni and Derek!

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My second visit to this. I am still so impressed by it. Fabulous.
I hope you are sending me your leftover spam.

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Sorry Derek, but I gave the Spam to my dog, she really loved it!

I was gonna give Spam another try, but upon opening it, the smell convinced me otherwise. Some people eat this stuff regularly, and Derek, if you are one of them, I don't mean any disrespect - it's just not for me.

Back in February I made a small review of Spam on my blog. http://www.nitpickyartist.com/blog/spam-anyone
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I don't like spam as much, but I love Charms! Your painting is a charm! Bravissimo!

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