Kim Lordier is one of my favorite artists...such a talent. While thumbing through some old articles, I came across this one. "Kim Lordier: When to be critical, When to let go." Take a minute...worth the read. What resonates with me is...to let my painting be "art". I carry the mindset of reproducing what I "see"-exactly. I will be a better artist I as begin to let go of that notion. The best thing about art..."To each his/her own!" They are all masterpieces! :))) Have a great day!-Liz...To read the article referenced above-http://www.artistdaily.com/blogs/pastel/archive/2007/04/16/kim-lordier-when-to-be-critical-when-to-let-go.aspx
The Pastel Journal published results of its Top 100 competition recently. Looking at the images you either think they are all stunning or "why can't I get in." PJ included A Word of Advice, excellent comments from the jurors.
Those comments alone are worth the cost of the magazine. Doug Dawson explains that a juror may see an image for only 10 seconds and suggests scanning your own images at that fast pace to decide which ones to submit to a competition. The hardest advice to assimilate may be Stephanie Birdsall's: "Paint the essence of a subject. Paint the idea - and not just what you see."
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