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Guymon, Oklahoma, United States
I am blessed to live where my grandfather homesteaded, to have three beautiful daughters who are my best friends, to have six delightful grandchildren who live nearby, to be married to my sweetheart of 35 years and to thrill to the special magic of creating my own works of art. I'll never cease to thrill to witnessing new ideas and images come to life from the point of a pencil or splash of a brush. I am blessed.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

"Artichoke on a White China Plate"

The second in my OHMS series had to be this attractive artichoke.  I was really surprised to discover this in our limited produce section in the Oklahoma Panhandle.  I took a lot of different photos to try and capture an interesting angle and finally settled on a downward view.  Since I regard it as more for aristocratic tastes I thought it was suited to be painted on a white china plate.  Now I've got to figure out how to cook the crazy thing even though it got rather bedraggled during the process of painting it.

This is pastel is a larger piece measuring 9" x 13" on Canson MiTienes paper.

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