Yesterday afternoon, I finally got the edges painted on 10 small paintings I’d done. As you may know, painting edges is not my favorite part of the process. It’s stressful, due to having to continuously wipe paint off the front of the canvases with a wet sponge. You see, there is not a 90-degree angle between the side of the canvas and the front of the canvas, but I need to make sure the sides of the canvases are also painted to look good as well. Not an easy balancing act. Gratefully, a podcast of Lynne Rossetto Kasper’s awesome show The Splendid Table made the process a bit more tolerable.
So this morning while I was anxiously waiting to hear back from two hair salons I was considering (the women out there will totally get this!), I decided to not only reward myself for yesterday’s grunt work but also to escape from reality for a bit by knocking out a quick, little landscape. Ah…relief.
Irises in May
6×12 acrylic painting on stretched canvas