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