At the last minute, I put three pieces into my local art association's fall exhibit that went ahead today. There were two charcoal pieces and a coloured pencil drawing. The landscape/cloudscape in charcoal sold late in the day and as I was volunteering on the desk, I had a chance to briefly meet the new owner of the piece. I had a lot of favourable comments on the other two pieces, but the right people or the right money wasn't in the room today.
Elizabeth Scammell Reynolds, a local art appraiser and consultant, was busy viewing pieces of art during the show, deciding on 'Best in Show' and providing critiques of the pieces entered which will be sent to artists at a later date.
I always love having critiques. I know that it scares a lot of people, but I believe, when it is true, constructive criticism, it can only do good. Of course, I may not agree with everything said in a critique, but I will take it to heart and help it move me forward.