You're Coming Unraveled Over Nothing
© A.K.SIMON - You're Coming Unraveled Over Nothing - 8"x8" oil on linen - $60
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30 day painting challenge - I don't even remember what # painting this is. I'm still working out the details of my painting series "30 days Hath September" – it will get finished! I'm working on one today and I've got the plan for tomorrows. To see all the painter's works in the challenge go here: http://lesliesaeta.blogspot.com/
I guess there's nothing worse than disappointing yourself. I will not even come close to completing 30 paintings in 30 days, but I did work hard at it. Here's a link to a Robert Genn newsletter that I think is very telling about myself (click here for read it). I think slow, work methodically and find satisfaction from study. I do paint everyday, I just don't finish everyday. Although, there have been times when a painting just flows off the brush and it's done (wish they weren't so few and far between).
OK, done beating myself up over nothing - Thus the title of this painting for today - Sometimes I come unraveled over nothing and I ALWAYS regret it. One good thing abut working on these smooth linen canvas boards is that they work very well with palette knife work. I just thought this piece needed the thickness because of the thickness of the pith (the whole still life is just sitting on some glossy foamcore). I hope you can smell the orange!