True to One’s Self

  I had my next to last critique this Friday and although I was anxious about it, it was in fact delightful and enlightening . The critic was the artist James Dupree, and although I wasn’t familiar with his work I have since come to realize what an excellent colorist he is.

 He is a charming man, very dapper and generous of spirit. When he entered my studio he let out a jolly laugh of delight- it made my morning .
He imparted wisdom in a spirit of generosity , not dogma. Direct suggestions such as which colors would make the work more powerful. Tools not theory ,exactly what I have been seeking.

Most  powerfully he reminded me that I haven’t much time , I must make, and to do that, I must in the end listen to my heart. He is a wonderful man, inviting me to his studio to see how he works . I will do that this week and with gratitude I will treasure the  pearls he has offered.


Author: babylonbaroque

I am a painter and printmaker working towards creating a body of work that reflects my own developing aesthetic. New work ,first link. The second link is an on-line portfolio.

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