Friday, June 6, 2008

Flux

Cauliflower, Tomatoes and Celery   watercolor/gouache   10 x 10
I believe that we are constantly in a state of flux, our opinions and preferences ebbing and flowing according to our moods, our peers and our cultural mores. Who hasn't looked back at a photo of himself/herself from the previous decade and wondered, "What ever was I thinking?" And so it goes. It often happens that I am dissatisfied with a painting or drawing only to find that someone else likes it a great deal. And on the flip side, a work that I find successful will draw many "I think you should_____" comments at a critique. I pulled a work out of my portfolio from several years ago and found that I liked it much more than I had originally. Is it because I am in a different place mentally? I don't know. Sometimes, the more you learn, the less you know.

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