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.

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