Caption/Fiction Contest: Ends August 24th

Write a caption (one to several sentences) or a short story (under 1000 words) about this painting and and the best entry will win the watercolor.
Nearness of You 24x30 inches oil on canvas
watercolor on Rives BFK approximately  11"x8.5"

This is based on the The Thematic Apperception Test, or TAT, is a projective measure intended to evaluate a person's patterns of thought, attitudes, observational capacity, and emotional responses to ambiguous test materials. In the case of the TAT, the ambiguous materials consist of a set of cards that portray human figures in a variety of settings and situations. The subject is asked to tell the examiner a story about each card that includes the following elements: the event shown in the picture; what has led up to it; what the characters in the picture are feeling and thinking; and the outcome of the event. 
So watch out what you write or maybe someone will think you're nuts!

Enter in the comments section

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  1. "What does it look like he's saying to her?"


  2. Love your tango paintings! This looks like a typical scene at a milonga to me. The couple in the foreground are dancing, not talking. The couple in the back haven't danced together before and are just getting acquainted before starting the dance.

  3. Sharon is the winner! Sharon can you please send me your address?

    Sorry for the delay! I had my feet operated on and couldn't think enough to catch up on the internet stuff. Vicoden is nasty stuff!