When Dick Moore proposes to Aida Hamilton, his pretty young artist friend, she seems pleased, but tells him she can marry no one but an artist. Dick remembers that he once painted his father's fence, and did it well, so, turning to Aida he says, "Why, I've painted some in my time." She is highly delighted, and tells him of a vacant studio above hers which he ought to rent at once. Dick is not over-anxious, but dares not back out, so he hires the studio, fitting it up in true artistic style. Aida shows him the announcement of a $1,000 prize for the best picture of any class shown at the National Gallery. She is going to try for it, and insists upon his doing likewise. Poor Dick, discouraged at his inability to paint, visits an exhibition to get an idea of the way it is done. He sees a crazy Futurist's daub, surrounded by an admiring crowd and immediately gets his idea. Locking himself in his studio, he throws eggs, cranberry sauce and vegetables at his canvas, adding some tobacco, ...
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