Open for Critique…kinda

So after much studio time (on and off, over a year) I am at last, pretty close, almost positive, for the moment, finished with my latest paintings. And although I have heard younger artists, seemingly without any pause (or apparent modesty) call their work “masterpieces” , I am in no way inclined to make the same claim; but I am pleased (for now).

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Seizing Sanctimonium 

2016

56 by 40″

oil on canvas 

click on the image to enlarge

 I have been eager to get the painting into a presentable stage as Sunday is my turn for the critique group I have recently  joined. As some of you might remember this is a bit anxiety producing. My paintings are very far from random and imbued (crammed)with meaning : personal, mythological, literary etc. All not terribly obvious from first encounter. I fear it might not be well received or understood, but that is something I cannot control.  One of the problems I anticipate is that the one being critiqued is  not to respond while criticism is being made. I might have bitten off my tongue by the end of all of this.

So wish me and the painting well.

I will tighten the painting some more next week, details and glazings, saturating shadows and such. Then I will try to explain the painting at some length in the final post. Hopefully with a better image.

Until then , be well.

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.

3 thoughts on “Open for Critique…kinda”

  1. Wonderful, the full stage, moving as they will–and they will! Do not shorten your tongue. Let their criticisms glance off of you–they usually don’t know they’re talking about anyway. Much love and admiration–c

  2. Such a fascinating and powerful painting Leonard, I’d love to have you walk me round it and I’m looking forward to the next post. My eyes wander around the canvas, drawn to all the extraordinary beings, the mysterious connections going on and the strong emotion of the piece, it’s phenomenal. I hope the critique is useful but whatever happens there, I hope you’re very, very pleased with this 😊

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