Sunday, January 13, 2013

Rosey Outlook

©A.K.SIMON - Rosey Outlook - 6"x6" oil on linen - $50

Day 6 I think (mine is definitely now a 30 painting challenge - a new series) Really lousy picture I know - I'll fix it tomorrow at the studio in better light!

"So many things to do and so little time to do them" - don't remember who said this but I can totally relate.

This is a filler piece for the daily challenge (next few days may be too so I can catch up – starting another after I finish typing this) because the next piece in the theme is still in the planning stage. I remember a workshop with C. Michael Dudash (check out his website - he is awesome) where he said, "make a plan and stick to it!" Okay, easier said than done. Sometimes making the plan when depicting a story takes more planning than you hope (all the while the rest of your life falls apart).

The best depiction of stories told seem to be by, in my opinion and with my limited exposure, the "western painters". They take stories from historical events and re-enact them on the canvas, i.e. Howard Terpning (

So the sweet story of this flower is that it was a gift from Jerry (hubby) with the note, "I think you're crazy for even trying to paint a painting a day but whatever the outcome, it will be a success because you tried." Yeah, he is that supportive! (Okay so I know he reads this and I'll earn "suck-up" points.)

Here's the link to the challenge again:


  1. Your Rose is fantastic! You did such a great job on creating the folds and depth with out painting it too hard edged. I'm going to study yours before I paint a rose again

    1. Thank you Kelly what a wonderful compliment. I struggle with edges all the time!


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