I keep putting my artwork out there. Sites just like this one. I do this to work on growing as an artist. What I am finding however is that when I put new works up and ask for thoughts or comments, I get replies like: "cute", "nice", "very nice".
While I thank you for those comments, they don't really help me as an artist. I would like, want, need a more thought provoking, (for me) critique. I didn't say criticize, I said critique. Whenever I look at someones art work, and I really…READ MORE
I have just finished 8 small acrylic paintings. Two 5x7 and six 5x6. This was my annual leaf series.
Every fall I go out and go leaf hunting. The goal is to create a new fall series that is totally different than last years. It is. I created these in less than 4 days for an event that was on Friday night. I was even sick that whole week and I was still able to produce these 8 works. I…READ MORE
I had a decision to make, either confront the fear, walk through it, work with it or hang it up.
I looked my fear in the eye, got out a sheet of paper and the photograph of my dog Soozie,(who passed away in February.I hadn't been able to do it because of the grief) and began.
I started with the usual 1:1 grid ratio, this one being 8x8". Then instead of subgridding, I trusted my eyes, self and heart and just drew what my eyes saw.
OMG, what a freeing experience! the work…READ MORE