Caption/Fiction Contest: Ends September 26

Write a caption (one to several sentences) or a short story (under 1000 words) about what you think this painting and drawing are about and the best entry will win the watercolor.

Contest Ends September 26

Steam, oil on linen, 18"x24"

watercolor on Rives BFK 
approximately  11"x8.5"

Buy this on SALE for $250

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. "It's like I tell you a hundred a time, Thomasino: The Pasta, she's like when you look for the woman, no?
    You want one she goes a little limp in your hands but when it counts, she has the bite, see?"

  2. "Like most things in life, its all in your head. Kosher is a state of mind."
    N.P Milanoff

  3. That Old Cad, Maurice

    He love his wife, as skinny as a stalk of celery.

    He loved his daughter, too young to aspire to any vegetable.

    He loved his mistress, plump with joy.

    He loved his belly (rising like a moon, hard as a drum).

    Most of all, he loved love—

    how squash blossoms succomb to butter,

    how wine wants dirty fond in the pan,

    how roses rot in a jar.