EXCITING NEWS! HAPPENING NOW!
Today is September 7th.
The October issue of "The Artist's Magazine" hits the newstands.
And, in it under the feature, Art Clinic, is this painting which is being critiqued this month. Last year I submitted it for the purpose of getting a critique on it from an accomplished well-known artist. It was slated for June publication, but as things go in the publishing world was postponed to September, then on to OCTOBER.
Haven't seen what was written yet. Am off to B and N or Borders to pick up a copy. It will be most interesting to read someone else's concept of this painting. Reading some of the previous critiques, I have noted that the critiquing artist gives as many positive artistic points as possible and ends with suggestions to possibly make the piece better.
Barnes and Noble and Borders carry this magazine. Online one can purchase the magazine at: www.northlightshop.com/product/print-issue-the-artists-magazine-october-2010/art-magazines, if you would want to get one. The magazine offers some very good articles.
I "found" the magazine at the bookstore. Am pleased with the article. Will scan it and add it here in next few days, if I can figure out how to do that. The artist, Greg Albert, "saw" so many pertinent and positive things. And, his suggestions for improvement were right on the money.
Interesting that Crystal, a blogger friend, finds this Art Clinic feature her most favorite part of the magazine. When reading Greg A.'s critiques, one learns the fine points of HOW to critique, (describing all good artistic techniques first, then following up with suggestions for improvement.) There's a lot to learn by paying attention to this kind of critique.
Found on page 76: (Click on the page below to enlarge to read. Then, if needed, do, Ctrl+) Very astute critique.
Now, did I learn anything from this critique? Actually, quite a bit and a very important technique. What Greg Albert zeroed in on is important to the painting. I enjoyed reading his verbalization of what I was portraying. Very intensive and comprehensive critique. I love the way he uses an actual painting to "teach". I especially learned that when reviewing and analyzing one's painting one last time, to look for places and edges of confusion as one scans over all. I totally missed the areas he pointed out and will rectify those areas in the near future. Like he said they are easily fixed in this painting. Just should be done to carry it to the next level.