A learner and an artist wanna be.
birds, Chinese painting, fruits
art, drawing, garden, ink, ink painting, nature, painting, sumi-e, watercolor, watercolour
September 24, 2013 at 11:54
I would like to ask you a question about the paintings I have done- so the question is – do you really think they are good or do you think they are a bit too childish / amateur? I really would like an honest opinion from an artist like you … its because of a long discussion we were having last night about ‘how good we really are or is it all in our minds?’
September 24, 2013 at 11:59
Well, well.. I do think I am unqualified to judge anyone’s work.
September 24, 2013 at 12:03
Well, I feel you are doing a great job. Since I work in watercolors too, I understand the limitations and the trouble with technique that your style of painting calls for even though I am no master or even a good amateur. Thanks anyway 😉
September 24, 2013 at 12:22
It takes hard work to get what you want, you know. I have long all my life to be able to paint since very young. I would not passed that up although I know that I am not talented at all. All I can suggest to you is get a teacher and let him/her guide you. I bet your learning journey will be smoother than unguided. And as it progresses, you will see your own character in your work. If you like it then develop it. Good luck.
September 24, 2013 at 14:14
Thank you so much! That was the perfect answer 🙂
September 24, 2013 at 14:16
You are very welcome. You know something… I enjoy looking at your paintings and reading your books review too. They are very good.
September 24, 2013 at 14:19
awww… *hugs* You are very kind and you just made my day. I love your paintings too because like I said I have tried the chinese brush paintings and my paints seemed to be completely out of my control! The control and some of the subjects you choose are brilliant. And you are right I can see the progress from your earlier works over time.
September 24, 2013 at 14:23
Haha… I know what you meant by saying it is out of control when you are not used to paint on rice paper. As one of my canadian classmate said it was freaking.. But it gets better.
September 24, 2013 at 14:31
Well, I decided it wasn’t for me at all. I will try to get my watercolors to behave on normal watercolor paper first. And dabble in acrylics.
September 24, 2013 at 12:07
Sorry, I accidentally pressed reply. As of lately, I always wonder and ask myself what made a good painting? I guess I am content to know that my paintings would leave something to my audiences/viewers at this stage of learning journey. Be it something to ponder or leave anything at all… Rest assure that all works are good in the eye of the beholders. Do not doubt yourself. Keep doing what you love and keep practicing. I believe someday you will know the answer you seek.
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