After the Critique

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Robert Henri, in the book “The Art Spirit” said, “The technique learned without a purpose is a formula which when used, knocks the life out of any ideas to which it is applied.”

So there is a lot of self direction in art. What you learn from a critique should lead you in a direction of self improvement. A lot of the changes in my art have come about from a serendipitous popping of ideas into my head. All those things that I learn are bubbling around in my head just waiting for me to pull them out and use them. So when I recognize a problem with my art, it’s like when I recognize a problem in my life, I try to see what I need to do to become a better, kinder person. I say to myself, what if I tried this? Would this make me a better artist? What if I didn’t have negative thoughts about the neighbors’s pet pig who is eating my butternut squash out of my garden, would that make me a better person? Life and art is a journey of discovery.

There is great joy to be found in the journey. Another quote from Robert Henri, “Order is perceived by the man with a creative spirit. It is achieved by the man who sincerely attempts to express himself and thus naturally follows organic law.”

What are you doing to creatively attempt to express yourself?

 

 

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About Sherry Meidell

Sherry Meidell is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society Western Federation Watercolor Society and the Utah Watercolor Society. She loves to paint with watercolor whether she is painting pictures or illustrating children's picture books. She is a member of SCBWI. Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
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4 Responses to After the Critique

  1. Maurine Dahlberg says:

    Love it.

    Sent from my iPad

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  2. grandmapal says:

    I love your thoughts as much as your art, dear Sherry! Thank you for your inspiration! Love, Pal

    On Wed, Mar 10, 2021, 7:09 AM SherryMeidell’sTeetertotterTales wrote:

    > Sherry Meidell posted: ” Robert Henri, in the book “The Art Spirit” said, > “The technique learned without a purpose is a formula which when used, > knocks the life out of any ideas to which it is applied.” So there is a lot > of self direction in art. What you learn from a critiq” >

  3. Hey Pal. Hope that knee is feeling better for you b

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