Saturday, May 25, 2013

Home and Country

©A.K.SIMON - Home and Country - 8"x8" oil on linen framed SOLD

This piece is of the "Wood Foundation Office" in Canal Winchester, OH. It was done as a competition piece for our local art guild for possible selection in a calendar of windows and doors of our community. It is also one of the pieces for my "30 in 30 days" history project started clear back in January. (See, I'm still working on it like I said I would.) It was voted into the calendar by the public at our most recent Art Stroll and will most likely be "July" (that's my best guess). Although, it could certainly be representative of May. Please remember our veterans this weekend and always!

Though this scene looks very summer it was in the dead of January when we had a really sunny day. I had just left the studio and was walking past this building thinking about my current painting project and this "hit the spot".  Imagine that, right there in front of my fact. I love it when the planets seem to be aligned just right!

I really like that this office always hangs the US and Ohio flags. Though the competition was about literal doors and windows I felt the juxtaposition of the window with the flag is symbolic of a figurative window which sheds some light on the people within the building.

Still oil on linen, I am "itching" to get back to some landscape paintings on wood again.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Lilacs on the Sill

©A.K.SIMON ARt - Lilacs on the Sill - 8"x8" OIl on Linen  SOLD

A good friend and fellow artist lost his mother last year at the age of 99. A week ago when we were in his studio - which is the place where the "upstairs painters" meet every Tuesday to paint - we placed a vase that had belonged to his mother in the window with the first blooming lilacs of the season. Here is my interpretation of the "lilacs on the sill".

I was just thinking as I posted this that Robert's studio is just a "treasure trove" of still life objects and how fortunate I am to live in a community full of artists! Makes you kind of believe you're right where you should be, right?

PS: The pollen is really high this year and the lilac bushes are loaded with blossoms!

Saturday, May 11, 2013


I've been really busy finishing and framing things and making jewelry for our 2nd annual Art Stroll in Canal Winchester, OH so postings have been very "slim" lately. Here are a few pics of my wall spaces for the art stroll today. Please stop in if you live in the area - we will have live music, plenty of food and artwork of all media and style! If you can't make it today, we have open hours on Wed. - Sat. from 10:30 till 2:00 PM. Weather is gloomy right now - hope it clears up soon!

I'll let you know how it goes.

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