Monday, January 20, 2014

Beauty in the Mountains

©A.K.SIMON - 8"x8" oil on linen - Beauty in the Mountains - $100


Day 7 of 30 paintings in 30 days:

Based on the Quote: "What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain."
by Victor Hugo - Beauty is in the eye of the beholder would also fit!
Although everyone else is at day 21 I backed up this weekend and finished day 7 (plus a few more). I had started this on Jan. 7th but didn't get it finished. I just really liked the light on this markhor goat at the zoo and how you might not even notice the goat (because he blends with the background rocks) if it weren't for those awesome horns. And, we are challenging ourselves right now so, though I love animals, I don't often paint them. Don't you just love how animals are so unimpressed with humans? 

Here's some info and a link to read more about this guy:The markhor is an endangered species of wild goat that is natively found in the mountainous regions of western and central and Asia


  1. Love then unusual subject matter, well painted too! Well done

    1. Thanks Margaret, I am so fascinated with some animals and this time decided to try to paint one.


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