Opening up to critiques.
One of the joys of being in an art group is the opportunity to bring a piece along to an art critique.
Now I’d strongly encourage any artist to attend this type of event given the opportunity, but to go with an open mind and a thick skin.
I’ve learned a lot along the way and beginning to understanding art theory is just a small step on my art journey.
I don’t have any classical training but I’ve read some books and spent hours and hours practicing. Many of my pieces are not special but I have to say, if you enjoy creating just go ahead and do it, try it for a while and then go back and look at your earlier pieces. I promise you that you’ll see progression and development of your own style.
I just got back from a critique and opened myself up to some feedback about this piece and was delighted by what was said.
I enjoy being a part of the Manotick Art Association for this reason and many more, it’s so great to be part of a lovely supportive art community.