Still relaxing over the holidays.
Hope you are all doing the same.
We have a ground squirrel who loves
to relax and view the grandeur from
our deck. Below you can see him
stretched out in the sun.
These are the Organ Mountains in
Las Cruces, New Mexico. They are
different every day. Here are some
of the many different moods I see
from my window every day.
I love to paint my view and I remember being
crushed when a more Avant-garde type artist
said in a group critique - he would puke if he
saw one more mountain painting. Cruel and
arrogant. If painting is from the heart then
who has the right to condemn it?
Unfortunately, his comment in front of a group
of my peers set me back on my heels and my
A year later I visited a gallery
where I saw this soulless exhibition of cartoon,
straight-edged, non representational hangings
which did not feed my art soul one bit, and
discovered the work was by the same man
who condemned my vision. I realized I had just
silently done the same thing about his work
as he vocally had done with mine.
The perfect example of taste being subjective.
I feel blessed to belong to a group of supportive
bloggers who need not say anything if they do not
like a piece, but speak up with praise and
encouragement when they do.
I am grateful to you all.