Friday, April 9, 2010

3 FOR $1 Completed


A rainy day led to some studio time for me and I was able to finish my latest canvas. As sometimes happens with a piece of artwork, I am not entirely satisfied with the finished product. I intended a bit more negative space around the outer edges of the artichoke, but instead it has a rather baseball-like roundness. So...perhaps I will have another go at this one. But for now, here is "3 FOR $1."

This piece gets its title from a joke my dad liked to tell...the punchline was a newspaper headline..."Artie Chokes Three for a Dollar." When I decided I would paint an artichoke on this canvas, I knew what text I would add. Now, when this is hanging in my kitchen, it will remind me of my wonderful dad and the countless times he made me smile and laugh.

© Nancy Lefko

7 comments:

whyte said...

Love it Nancy, and thanks for sharing fond memories of your Dad! Love the texture you are using, too.

slommler said...

Wonderful and what a great memory!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Lisa M Griffin said...

I agree, a lovely memory and thoughtful reminder of a loved one. I also think the artichoke has a wonderful texture to it that makes it more organic and tangible... my humble opinion. :)
Have a great weekend!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! beautiful work Nancy!

Ginger*:) said...

Gorgeous! and such Yummy good colors!

sointoit said...

Love the texture, colors on the work in progress. Inspirational. thank you

Liz-AnnasOnTheLake said...

This is beautiful. Nice to see the work in progress, too!