Monday, September 8, 2008

My Views - Selection Day

Thank you to both Carol Hadfield (The Art of It) and Di McNaughton (The Art of Intuitive Painting) for their insights into the vagaries of the Selection Day. I must admit I was a little taken aback by the selection - some magnificent paintings were given very low scores and therefore did not make the 'cut'. Although I was lucky enough to have one painting chosen, I thought that I needed to give up art as I simply wasn't good enough. But then (thank you Di), I paint for me and how I feel and not for judges who, because they are human after all, must judge what they see from their subjective point of view. This is the one they chose. It's called 'Penguin Spotting'

5 comments:

Dianne McNaughton said...

Wow, this is an amazing painting, Liz! You have a huge amount of telent and please don't let the judges opinions make you think otherwise. Its all about just getting on and painting whenever you can and above all, paint for yourself. If you paint what you love, a true self expression will emerge.

Carol said...

Congratulations Liz. Beautiful painting and I am sure it will sell at Kirstenbosch - good luck!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

This is a lovely painting. Great composition and colors and your drawing skills are right on. Bravo! I will be following your blog.

Susan Carlin said...

This is such a sweet painting. I'd like to join the boy at the fence and enjoy that view, too.

Art with Liz said...

Thank you for your kind comments. Susan, you can absolutely come to Cape Town and watch the penguins from the boardwalk at Boulders, Simonstown.