Thursday, October 15, 2009

. . . were irrationally nervous

about posting my art on my blog. . . yeah, even after all this time. My inner critic is not just whispering, it's screaming at me. And since most of my blog readers are accomplished and talented artists, I am squeamish about showing my work.

(this one is upside down)

Nevertheless, here are a couple of long but narrow pieces, loosely using the colors of the previous painting. My readers are getting everything I've painted, the good, the bad, the ugly, the ones I know just won't work. The ones that will eventually be painted over, and in the meantime will just take up space. You know that old saying, "even a stopped clock is right twice a day" . . . or "even a blind pig . . ." Well, maybe somewhere in here are one or two pieces that are actually okay.


Catherine said...

I'm in the 'un-accomplished, marginally talented' group of your loyal following so my thinking may be less valuable BUT I really like these two pieces. The colors work well for me even though I'm not a 'blue' person - the lines definitely draw me deeper.

And I applaud your ability to overcome the squeamishness (being a squeamer of first order) you have showing your work - its a consistent pleasure to see your work.

nancy neva gagliano said...

ah!! well my inner critic just about immobilizes me...a new battle. but...i applaud your posting of your art, and i've commented before, beautiful colors and patterns, and to me? well you're one of those accomplished artists, and i'm the squeamish one.
looking forward to seeing more of your work.

artistamyjo said...

I don't know how accomplished I am-more like persistant after all these years.
But exposure to many types of art have been a learning experience .
Your art is truly wonderful. I admire the lines, shapes and makes me think and that's a good part of art !Keep posting what your doing, never be afraid to show what you create.

Mary Buek said...

Catherine: Thank you, my friend. I totally disagree with the first sentence of your comment, though.

Nancy: You have got to be kidding me. Your latest artwork blows me away. Thanks so much.

Amyjo: I think persistence is just part of art, don't you? And I agree that looking at all kinds of art is enriching. Thanks for your comment, but I doubt I'll ever overcome the fear of showing what I create.

Kathleen Botsford said...

I love ALL your work!!! I want to see everything...the ones you like AND the ones you don't. Even the unfinished inspire me!