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Papa Martini

Papa Martini 2019

Papa Martini© brand was born on 1/1/2019.

After several years of my daughter using Gin Martini, I decided to form this new brand to show and sell my art.

Take the time now to bookmark this page, share it, and buy my art while it is still very affordable.

Thank you for stopping by.

I create for you.

With Love.

Original Art for sale

Make me an offer on these available pieces.
Mindful Serenity-Acrylics on 16 x 20 inch canvas-$100
Up in the tree. Acrylics on 16x20 inch canvas. $100
Faces-11x15-Acrlics on Watercolor paper. $100
Rainbow mane-Watercolors on 11x15 inch paper. $50
Rain work - Acrylics on 24 x 36 inch canvas - $250
Corporate Growth-Acrylics on 24x48 inch canvas - $500
Dark Rain-Acrylics on 16x20 inch canvas-$100
Wild - Acrylics on 11x15 inch watercolor paper - $50
The Sea-Acrylics on 10 inch square canvas - $50
Branches-Acrylics on 10x10 canvas-$50 - Original.
Warrior-acrylics on 10 inch square canvas-$50
Amaryllis. 2019. Acrylics on 16x20 inch canvas. $50.
Love. 2019. Drawing. Markers on 5.5x8.5 inch paper. $25.00
Blue Tuesday. 2019. Acrylics on 10 inch square. $25.00
Portal. 2019. Watercolors on 11x15 inch paper. $50.00
American Celebration

Dear Papa Martini

Let's keep in touch.

Latest Artist's Bio

What I think about me
About me: I am a 38 years married, father, minister, Vietnam Era US Army Veteran, a York-a-rican Texan, triple bypass survivor, conservative, Christian. I celebrated my 66th birthday in December. Izzy, my wife, and I have two grown children and one child waiting for us in Heaven. Yes, that is another story about which to write at some future date. I draw, doodle, sketch, and paint. I remember that in 7th grade, I took a mechanical drawing class. I remember drawing the basic shapes with and without templates. It fascinated me.

My current painting life began at Houston Community College in Spring 2007. My job with Shell Oil had been outsourced. I knew that I needed to get more credits towards a Bachelor’s degree so I enrolled for classes. I wanted to do something other than the business courses so I signed up for Painting 101. Michael Golden, my art teacher, was so supportive. He had a way of finding the good in any piece, person, and situation. This allowed me the freedom to express myself on canvas and learn techniques. This leads up to and through the October 2008 bypass surgery. August 2009, I signed up for Painting 2 at HCC with Laura Lark. We had some moderate to severe differences of art opinion, but I learned more about techniques and criticism than I expected. And so I painted. May 2010. My 3 foot by 4 foot painting, Diversity, was selected to hang in Houston’s City Hall Annex. Currently, my art seems to me to be mostly abstract. My art is for sale as I make my way through my sixties with the probability of never being employed again. You can find me on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/papamartiniart) and Twitter (@papa_martini) and Instagram ( @papa_martini). Thank you. I enjoy meeting my collectors.


Make every moment count.

Peace and Blessings!


Saturday - 1/5/2019

Art as Income

I decided to pursue art as an income source. I know it is possible. I have earned some income.

Now I am considering my creations as an income source of major proportions.

Thanks to so many of you that are supporting me.

Sales and Marketing are key to any business.

You can locate more of my art with prints available at https://www.zazzle.com/prdad007 and

https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/1-steve-martinez.html .

Follow me on facebook at www.facebook.com/papamartiniart.

I have a few products on artscow. More about those later.

I always respond personally as quickly as I can. So feel free to correspond.

Be Blessed!

Oh, donations of support accepted at www.paypal.me/steveandizzy.


Social networks - Twitter

Connect your social networks to share all your public publications and latest news.
We need $8K

Do we have any big donors or business donors to help?

A vet funeral
A hungry vet being evicted car repossessed
A struggling vet widow
A vet utilities disconnect

We need a miracle.

https://t.co/0ZyZl4H0Cv
1631443 weeks ago
Tuesday is starting out pretty well. Here's a 16 x 20 inch Acrylics painting inspired by tropical flowers and volcanic islands.
3 weeks ago
A little night music. #acrylicpainting on 16x20 inch canvas. I chose to make the vibrant colors seem as if they are slipping close to darkness. Although the darkness is present, the light seems to be winning. #art… https://www.instagram.com/p/CE4i8KxHGQm/?igshid=642u8jz6dlkg
3 weeks ago
@spulliam @julianahyekim @emlybelz So Sad.
3 weeks ago
@Italianmike @ltlgcoach 😂🤣😅😂
213 weeks ago
Freeze. #drawing #illustration on 6 x 8.25 inch paper I can see a face here and am trying to remember if this was intentional. An orange haired, blue eyed, with mustache. #art @ 77027 https://www.instagram.com/p/CE4Y6KvHDUf/?igshid=c6ex3we6sp7w
13 weeks ago
Here's the final (so far) image for this rose.
3 weeks ago
Sometimes doodling is therapeutic. Sometimes not. But it's fun.
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Happy Labor Day. Thank you for all you do. Thank you for following me.
3 weeks ago
I spent some time doodling these characters and flowers. Semi-seriously drawing for fun and practice. Any keepers? #doodlesofinstagram #doodle #drawings #characterdesign #faces #flowers #fun @ 77027 https://www.instagram.com/p/CE2szi6H_BU/?igshid=nap3tecx5lj9
23 weeks ago
The Great Ice Wall. #artistsoninstagram #art #artofinstagram #acrylicpainting #painting #abstract @ 77027 https://www.instagram.com/p/CE2pXPUH4km/?igshid=1wqfx738mgif6
3 weeks ago
Labor Day update. #flowers #bloom #rose #painting #art #artistsoninstagram #acrylicpainting #petals @ 77027 https://www.instagram.com/p/CE2JqJbHOuJ/?igshid=x0tzvrkxmhgb
13 weeks ago
We’ve got some vets and families getting ready to be in the dark with no water. As I push them out I want you to Retweet. We are going to take care of our own. Do not stop until the mission is accomplished. Let’s do this. We’ve got kids involved. They need us.
5976353 weeks ago
Hand drawn then acrylic painted. My newest practice flower. Painted from memory without a model or reference.
13 weeks ago
Night owls will you circulate this mission tonight? I will finish it tomorrow.
MISSION #Douglasville #GA

AirForce Vet Elaine & husband lost jobs due to covid.  ALL savings gone. BEHIND. Utilities disconnect notices . Both get $123 a week UE. All goes toward what they can pay toward rent to avoid eviction. Yet to get SNAP.   $985

https://t.co/0ZyZl4H0Cv
5634433 weeks ago
The internet is bad.
3156233 weeks ago
@ShaunPBrown Sorry friend. Our 5 yr old daughter passed away in March 1994. It will always hurt. Life goes on. Thankful for the time we had. Looking forward to eternity together 😪.
3 weeks ago
Sunday’s Rose. I am trying to improve my flowers. I used permanent paint markers for the outlines and acrylics for the pearls. What do you think? #rose #flowers #artwork #artistsoninstagram #art #painting #pink @ 77027 https://www.instagram.com/p/CE0fAfJHwvd/?igshid=xaa4qzzysrx6
13 weeks ago
🎨Work In Progress🎨
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I started with the heart in the middle and the painting grew from there! I used Acrylic Paints for this one, and the white that you see is a place holder for future colors!
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I like the… https://www.instagram.com/p/CE0BDhpHhXC/?igshid=1gqqahs8o7wc0
3 weeks ago
Hey Martini Lovers! I’ve Got A Few “Papa Martini” T-shirts Left for sale! They were Made Locally by @rageinfern0
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this is the Last Tie due one I have available on sale for $30 in Size 2xL and I have a few White… https://www.instagram.com/p/CEz_-dhn68V/?igshid=p5xcn1pr7yhd
3 weeks ago

Accepted to Hardy & NanCe

February Mash Up show

This is Mashed Memory.

It happened over the course of several weeks. There was a show coming up at the Hardy & Nance studios that I wanted to participate in, but I did not have anything ready to submit. What does Mash Up mean to you? After attending the Tiny Art show at the Texas Art Asylum, and visiting with a fellow artist, I was convinced to submit something to the Mash Up. I worked on this piece everyday until it looked like this. Oh, wait. I may have added a small thing or two since these pictures were taken. Come to the show February 16th to see it live.

January 2019

10x10 Show at Hardy and Nance in Houston
Branches - $100

This 10x10 is created with Acrylics. Branches reaching out as a storm seems to be passing through. The Branches are not phased, not moved by the storm. But majestically hold there position and reach up in gratefulness.
The Sea - $100

This 10x10 is created with acrylics also. An abstract expression of The Sea as it rages somewhere in my imagination. There you go. This is glimpse into the soul of this artist. Although seemingly calm in color, the movement in the strokes exposes the complexities within.
Warrior - $100

This acrylics on 10x10 canvas can seem to express differing scenes. My main object here is The Warrior. Throughout the history of Mankind, the warrior has been the King's champion and major foe. This champion seems to be alone, fighting off his/her personal demons.
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