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Re: “Why seek the critique of others?”

Thomas Skaggs, Foothills of Mount Level
Thanks for the kind words about my work Bruce. I see your point, and it's well taken!

Given that my work leans to the "artsy" side, it tends to be critiqued somewhat differently. Since my work sells in galleries, I have come to realize the only critiques that matter most are those of the patrons. In art, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Some people connect with my work and some don't. I have had good fortune with sales, but once in a while a piece will sit in a gallery for a long time. Those are the pieces that cause me to second guess, and they tend to be the ones that teach me the most.

On that, I think I can relate to Bill's situation. Thanks again.


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