This entry was originally posted on Friday, May 25, 2012
Every once in a while I get a critic that comes along and likes to point out that my painting is different from my photograph.
This critic will then continue to compare my painting to the photograph.
And not in a way that will help me improve my painting skills.
(you know the kind I am talking about- the kind that has never tried to put paint to paper!)
I try to explain that it is my artistic interpretation of what I see and feel in the photograph.
But to no avail.
The critic will always remain just that
Don’t give these types of critics the opportunity to find fault with your painting or drawing.
Don’t let them compare your skills to a camera’s.
Your painting represents more than that photograph does.
You no longer need that photo.
Rip it up.
Delete it from your files if you must.
Remove all evidence of your photograph from prying eyes.
The real image to be cherished is your work of art.
And the joy you felt while painting it.