Nest, detail Oil on wood panel A Boo is a Lot Louder Than a Cheer ~ Lance Armstrong Christopher Gallego February 3, 2020 7 Comments Thank you for submitting your artwork. Our jurors reviewed hundreds of submissions from all over the country. We’re sorry to inform you, however… Rejection. Sucks, doesn’t it? Anyone telling you otherwise is either lying or delusional, in my not-so-humble […]
Critics aren’t trying to hurt and they aren’t trying to help. They’re trying to impress.
Art that tries to offend no one is the visual equivalent of elevator music. Art that emanates from your soul will be loved…and hated.
The best painters connect passionately with whatever is in front of them (or inside) and their art flows from that passion.
The less time spent dwelling on a work in progress the more emotionally detached you become and the internal and external critics lose their power.
Dear fellow painters…”It looks like a photo”, are not my favorite words either.
Artists are a particularly worrisome bunch. We worry about everything,”Is my work good enough, will it be seen and appreciated, am I making any progress, will lesser talents get more recognition, can I ever measure up to the great masters?”