Sunday, October 26, 2008


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.


Anonymous said...

Congrats on your sale Jeanette,the pictures look great mounted and framed.

~Gina Cuff said...

Congratulations on your sale, Jeanette! It was a pleasure to finally meet you!

~Gina :)

Jeanette said...

Thanks Vic.

Gina, it was lovely to meet you too and see your new direction in the work you do.

Stacy said...

Congratulations Jeanette! Your work looks lovely displayed together. I think it is nice that the juror gives individual critiques. The shows I typically enter don't do that.

Rose Welty said...

Congrats Jeanette! I agree with you on the can be very helpful. Glad you entered, your work deserves to be out there.

vivien said...

well done!

and I so agree about crits - really really useful when they are constructive

I belong to a small group that meet up once a month and we crit each others work, no holds barred but always constructive and useful :>)

Jeanette said...

Thanks ladies. :)

Its always good to have your work affirmed through a buyer.