Last Friday I took two paintings to my critique group. I was hoping to hear "send them both off as is." I should have known better! Ask another eight artists about a painting, and you will get sixteen suggestions. I think my friends helped me strengthen the painting, which will give it a better shot at getting juried into the show.
Blemished Leaves before
and after (the color variation is the image, not the painting)
Blemished Leaves 21 x 29 inches
Anyway, thanks for the suggestions.
The second entry is a painting from this summer.
Red, White and Blueberries 12 x 21 inches
Two questions for you: Did you like the changes in Blemished Leaves?
And, if you were a juror, which painting would you choose for an art show? I'll let you know if one of these paintings gets into the show.
This coming week I'll be teaching an art workshop at the Emerald Art Center in Springfield. I'm very excited to be back to teaching! And I'll be sure to blog about it.