Perhaps I was deprived, but artichokes were never served at my house when I was growing up. It wasn't until I was in college that a friend showed me how to cook and eat an artichoke. Simple preparation that I couldn't leave alone. I fell in love with artichokes or perhaps it was the mountains of mayonaise that always came along with the treat. When I eventually found out how unhealthy mountains of mayonaise really was and that an artichoke wasn't quite as good without it, I quit eating them so often. But, this one made a great subject to paint. It is a 5x7 inch oil painting on a textured panel and is now for sale online in my Etsy Shop, Small Impressions. Clicking on this link will let you put in your shopping cart for $50.00 plus $6.50 for shipping to US addresses. Or you might check out some of my other small still life oil paintings.