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gaykir
05-24-2009, 09:30 PM
Now don't laugh! At our house this could be dinner. When my kids were little it was great becasue they only ate the leaves & left the heart for me. I love it! Unfortunately, they don't do that any more.....This is just a quickie still life.

12" X 12" gallery wrapped canvas.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-May-2009/56079-Could_be_Dinner.jpg

Lulu
05-24-2009, 10:49 PM
We have those in our garden Gayle! going to waste actually because I don't know how to cook them..........well I tried to, but I didn't like the result! lol

Great painting!

gaykir
05-24-2009, 11:25 PM
Oh how I wish I was a neighbor! Just trim them, boil with garlic for 45 minutes and then eat them with yogurt & saffron or mayonaise - some people like drawn butter but we never use butter. Some people use ranch dressing but we do not. You know of course you only eat the soft portion at the bottom of the leaf and then the heart!

leamacd
05-25-2009, 12:30 AM
Wonderful little painting - love the dramatic light!

chammi kaiser
05-25-2009, 03:35 AM
Gayle. My mouth is watering. Love artichokes. Yours is delightful - particularly like the light.

nithya_swamy
05-25-2009, 03:54 AM
Very nice. Love the green and the loose brushwork. Lovely Gayle :)

arl
05-25-2009, 09:28 AM
Stunning work and colour.

Mz_Sketch_Pad
05-25-2009, 09:30 AM
the lighting is great!

noodle1
05-25-2009, 09:45 AM
Nice play with the greens! And the light. Not a big fan but this is appealing..lol

Elaine

LavenderFrost
05-25-2009, 12:14 PM
That's something I've never tasted. Nice painting!

gaykir
05-25-2009, 09:39 PM
Thanks so much guys! I am amazed at how many have never developed the taste for fresh artichokes! They really are wonderful and go nicely with some lovely wine.

PainterDeb
05-25-2009, 09:50 PM
Really like the highlights in this!

Gayle, you have inspired me. My culinary goal for the week is to buy an artichoke and prepare it! I have had them a few times, but only in salads.

briansimons
05-25-2009, 10:06 PM
brilliant color and great values! Brian

Kathrin G.
05-26-2009, 02:24 AM
love the painting :clap: but I pass on the thought of making it my dinner :wink2: :lol:

gaykir
05-26-2009, 09:00 AM
Deb - You go girl! It usually helps if someone shows you how to deal with them the first time! Maybe you can find instructions on the web...

Thanks very much Brian & Kathrin!

purplepansey
05-26-2009, 07:29 PM
Looks good enough to eat, my husband eats the with drawn butter. Well done gayle

OkeeKat
05-26-2009, 08:02 PM
Love this!!
Fantastic background/foreground too!!

Sharrm
05-26-2009, 08:04 PM
Mmmmmmm Yummy, Great painting Gayle. Beautiful greens!!!! :wave:

gaykir
05-27-2009, 01:21 PM
Thnaks Shrl, Kathie and Sharron!!

Charlie's Mum
05-27-2009, 01:37 PM
Excellent form and tonal values Gayle - nice to view but I'll pass on the eating!!! ;)