Japanese Garden at Maymont / oil

I took this painting to a critique .....

I took this painting to a critique …..

I like that gallery in Mechanicsville, the Windemere. They have a nice place out there. The critique thing, I wasn’t so sure about, but I thought if I want to show my art there I should give it a try. And it was better than I anticipated.

When Shelby and I were young chicks in art school at York Academy of Art, we had to endure some harsh critiques from teachers that didn’t care if they hurt the student’s feelings. Fortunately for that experience, it’s impossible for an art critic to hurt my feelings.  But you learn so much from a real critique, and I think modern art students never hear it from their teachers these days. I still think no one outside of the academy can critique beyond, “I like it.” or “I don’t like it.”  OK. Everyone’s a critic including me.

What I was glad to learn today is that piece of architecture I painted in the foreground is a Japanese Lantern! I always imagined they were duck houses! hahahah I know if I was a duck, I’d move in to it.

Also, I got an idea of how to paint another duck house so it might come out a little better next time. ( I mean lantern )

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sarahjanethill84
    Sep 17, 2015 @ 07:08:05

    I wrote a review for the art show at MOCA in Virginia Beach. I had no idea what I was doing.

    Reply

  2. chris ludke
    Sep 17, 2015 @ 09:24:26

    Friends, you can read Sarah’s articles on the WAVY TV website. Check out the Hampton Roads Scene! Norfolk VA.

    Reply

  3. Teressa Pearson
    Sep 19, 2015 @ 15:52:35

    I like your blogs.

    Reply

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