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I like the way that you think.

posted by Darson on September 26, 2009 at 8:20 PM | link to this | reply

I thought the comment that it could only be done by highly skilled artist was phenomenal comment! Not many would get that one! As far as I would consider it, it's like diving, gymnastics, one throws out the low score and then the picture is what the person is truly capable of doing! I think it would help tremendously in this case! sam

posted by sam444 on September 20, 2009 at 12:08 PM | link to this | reply

I am jealous that you had a stickler for a teacher. I WISH that I had the

solid and firm foundation in the rules and regulations and masterful things that he taught you.

Teachers like him cannot stop teaching, judging, based Only upon what They Know, not upon what the outside world knows and teaches. He is like ancient Imams who allow no room for change, questions or even minor modifications, within "the rigid memorization without thought" of the Q'uran.

He is the master of his pond and you are sailing upon oceans...........fear not his little tempests, but see them as wind in your sails.

posted by benzinha on September 20, 2009 at 11:58 AM | link to this | reply

I would have been upset as well.

posted by FormerStudentIntern on September 20, 2009 at 11:16 AM | link to this | reply

Thank you for sharing your art link. Very nice.

posted by mariposa75 on September 19, 2009 at 6:12 PM | link to this | reply

I love looking at your work.  And, this is a great post.
It sounds like that fellow is running on ego and that he has some things to learn about life after students.

posted by TAPS. on September 19, 2009 at 6:08 PM | link to this | reply

well i feel yu yo, i guess my advice or speaking of mind is to follow wut yu feel ,it will all come 2gether ,one!

posted by rickmenace on September 19, 2009 at 3:11 PM | link to this | reply

Negative comments always hurt and even positive criticism can be really painful. But you're not a student any more. You've graduated and you have the right to present your work in any way you wish. Your professor is very subjective and still regarding you as one of his students. Maybe you should look at some of his work and proffer an honest opinion on it.

posted by Rockingrector_retd on September 19, 2009 at 11:24 AM | link to this | reply

We come to realize our parents are people too, but...

..their opinions are always special (be it good or bad).

Same for our mentors and role models. Maybe more so.

"Rushed" isn't bad per se, deliberation comes with age...or lingering indecision.

posted by majroj on September 19, 2009 at 8:33 AM | link to this | reply

And ow you are scoring points in the real art world
and you can let go of the bitterness. Maybe you have to deal with it through your work. Paint it. Let it go.

One never knows how a teacher's comments are coloured by their own experiences, and more than likely they were never taught how to teach. I think you learned from them. Now the unlearning, and learning for you, and by you, begins.How thrilling.


posted by Azur on September 19, 2009 at 3:44 AM | link to this | reply

deep down I know U R right Azur
But as I explained, I was bitter because it took me so long to find my voice as an artist and that was partly because we were not encouraged to think for ourselves as students. we were told to look at the work of the Masters, art was reduced to a set of rules (the wheel of colors, the Golden ration, etc....). It was easy to get good grades but when it came to scoring points as original artists in the real word we failed miserably.

posted by lindo on September 19, 2009 at 2:03 AM | link to this | reply

There's a song
You can't please everyone so you've got to please yourself.

 If you seek someone's approval or opinion you have to allow for any eventuality. These are just opinions, and they are only as important as you allow them to be. Often the opinions we form are nothing to do with the person or their work but sparked by the emotions that the work sparks or reminds us of.  Pour you feelings about this into your work.It's just a part of the journey.


It was interesrting to see your work particularly at the Hornimann Museum.  I used to live near it and visit it frequently.

posted by Azur on September 19, 2009 at 1:40 AM | link to this | reply

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