Tuesday, August 21, 2007

"Blue Cup" --- SOLD

I read in a book on art marketing the other day that you should only sell art that you're proud of. I like parts of this one, but over-all I think it's an awkward composition, so I'm not going to sell it. However, it IS my painting for today, and I didn't have time to paint another, so I felt I should post it anyway.

Today I got an email from a fellow who critiques art. He is critiquing mine right now. Thought you might like to read it: http://artandcritique.blogspot.com/


Brendy Vaughn said...

Even the paintings that you don't like are beautiful! You are so talented.

I learned so much at your workshop. If you ever offer another in this area I'm sure you won't have a hard time filling the class. I'd be there for sure.

wanda knight said...

Congratulations on the ArtandCriqutes blog! I saw it yesterday and was so pleased for you. About todays posting. I like the different greens together.

Eileen Hale said...

Hey, Carol! I've been looking at this and looking at it, trying to see what you might not like, with no success. I like it very much. If there is some awkwardness to the composition - maybe the way the cloth, cup & saucer, and orange are all lined up - maybe it only adds to the interest. I enjoy it; I salivate over the luscious colors, and the feeling I get from it is an aliveness and warmth. I almost feel like the cup & saucer and the orange are two young friends holding hands, facing me and interested to meet me. I wonder if your doubts are more indicative of a new and unfamiliar aspect in your art than of its unworthiness (that's happened to me). I enjoy the rest of your paintings, but this one grabs me and speaks to me in a way that none of the others (of the August batch, at least) do. Maybe I'm just being contrary (entirely possible), but the more I look at this, the more I like it.