Nest, Detail, Oil on Wood Panel How to Deal with Rejection as an Artist Christopher Gallego February 3, 2020 7 Comments A Boo is a Lot Louder Than a Cheer ~ Lance Armstrong 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. Kinda sucks, doesn’t it? […]
Critics aren’t trying to hurt and they aren’t trying to help. They’re trying to impress.
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.
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?”
If you’re serious about showing your art then don’t wait until you feel your training is completely over. Start small and get into the game as soon as you can.
The following is an e-mail that I sent to a student just after one of our private classes. We had discussed whether to push a particular piece a little further and risk losing some of the freshness and spontaneity Nobody loves beautiful paint, brushwork, and an expressive touch more than I do. These are the things that make art such a treat to look at. […]