Here is your assignment, a watercolor portrait of a young girl. You will be using a picture from when the girl is about three years old. Now she is about four or five. You do the sketch. You check it carefully and work on it for a long time. Finally it is ready to transfer to watercolor paper and you begin the painting. It is a long process but it’s going pretty good. Finally the painting is finished. It’s time to give it to your client. She comes one night to pick it up. It is quite late. She comes in with her young daughter. The daughter says, “How did she get my smile?” “How did she get my piggy?” “Those are not my eyes.”
And there you have it, the pure critique. I smiled. It can’t get more honest than that.