Glad To Be Here
©A.K.SIMON - Glad To Be Here - 8"x8" $100
This is one of those paintings that didn't just flow off the brush/palette knife. This one had a totally different look when I finished it for the "first time". Did you ever have those days when you left the studio one day satisfied with what you've done then come back the next and you say, "what was I thinking?" Gladiolas are a particular challenge for a square canvas and I just didn't have that sense of "life beyond the canvas." I think that this composition portrays a better sense of flowers expanding beyond the confines of the square.
Funny thing too is that it looks really good with the Daily Paintworks widget because it matches the colors. (My new favorite color is Utrecht's cobalt turquoise - you know you can't help but buy one of those premixed colors once in a while!)