Monday, April 26, 2010

Out For A Ride


Pope John XXIII
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Out For A Ride, Terry Nelson, 2010
8" x 8" Acrylic on canvas.

Inspired by a photograph I came across online, I found the composition humorous enough to document. Imagine the soundtrack from La Dolce Vita as you view this.
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5 comments:

Tara said...

I love that they are riding in the red convertable.

Terry Nelson said...

Tara - I wanted to put the monsignor's foot in the air - the guy in the purple in the back seat - but it would have made it sillier than it is.

3puddytats said...

Very humorous--a snapshop of some probably normally very serious folks taking it lightly :)

Sara

Terry Nelson said...

Sara - exactly! I have a photo of Archbishop Burke that cracks me up - he's in procession waving to someone - I want to paint it one of these days - It will take more than one session of course. People think I'm making fun of these people, but I'm not at all.

doughboy said...

this is my favorite. it's so charming. terry, thank you so much. i'm going to have it framed specially.