The Summer House. Acrylic on canvas, 6" x 18" x 1 1/2".
I don't really hate art rules. I just don't like it when artists tell me that only certain ways of making art are legit. Or hinting that only certain and specific rule-following creates art that's worthy of the big fat art history volume.
Obviously, I let it get to me sometimes. But not always. I let it get to me back in March of this year
And I let it get to me again a few weeks ago. Dang it!
Probably this is just the fear/anxiety within those artists that their own work isn't good enough.
And the fear/anxiety within me that my work isn't good enough.
Today I'm in a good place, and I'm thinking "Good enough for what--some faceless critic?"
I had a great time throwing this painting down and I like it a lot.
I don't really paint or draw for the history books, money, or reputation. Now I'd be a liar if I said I didn't think about all that once in awhile, but really, it's all about intent. And my intention every day is to enjoy making the art that I want to make.
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