I had an EXCELLENT critique today , it couldn’t have been more in contrast to Wednesday’s. My critic, the artist Patricia Traub, upon entering my studio let out a delighted giggle . That really is all I could ask for .
In addition to our shared passions for animal rights ( you have to check out her work , it is mind blowing ) and LeBrun , she seemed to understand where I was going . As can be imagined this was deeply gratifying .
She felt my drawing to be very strong and assertive and for me to put aside the paintings I have been fretting over and to just draw.
She also feels my paintings need to be massive , along the scale of Benjamin West’s panoramic canvases – now to find that ever expanding studio space.
But for today I just drew , the above a work in progress .
Off to Shabbos dinner with a friend from LA, then tomorrow , more drawing . A good day indeed.