One of the most horizon expanding critiques I ever received was a question which after five years, continues to whisper in my ear each time I step away from paintings in progress.
The artist I exposed my soul to simply asked, Where are your areas of rest?
I would like to offer this same critique method to you, my 23 subscribers as of this post, because I am thankful to you for subscribing to my blog, From The Art, begun March 2010.
Here’s where the exchange comes in 😉 In all my creative endeavors; painting, writing, blogging, I am finding my way and wanting new eyes to see past currently perceived horizons. What I’m proposing is a critique exchange. Here are the details:
In the subject line, write critique exchange and e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, (using the e-mail address that registers you as a subscriber to my blog) a low resolution digital (72 dpi and no more than 500 pixels on longest side) of one of your paintings, collages, etc. along with responses to the following three questions and I will e-mail you back a critique of your painting:
1. I subscribe to From The Art because…
2. I would like to see more ….
3. I would like to see less….
And like all offers, there is a deadline. I need to receive your image and responses by Wed., Dec. 15th. Your critique will be e-mailed to you by Mon., Jan. 31, 2011.
Oh, and one other matter. Please include if you would like the critique to be private between you and me or, if you would like the option of having your image and critique included in a future From The Art post in 2011.
A person can grow
only as much
as his horizon allows.