Thursday, April 17, 2008

"Mini Apple" - SOLD

Thanks Marilyn. I guess I should clarify a bit more on what I meant to say. Really I should have said...I love about 30% of my work, I like about %60 of my work and I probably dislike only about %10. That %10 I usually wipe down, or never post. However, there are a small handful of paintings on my blog I dislike. But most paintings I post have something I like. I guess what would be nice, and what I am striving for, would be to flip-flop my %30 with my %60.

11 comments:

Jason Waskey said...

As a data point, that's probably pretty close to what I love/like/dislike/wipe down too.

I wonder how many others are about the same?

Brian said...

Sometimes you win and sometimes you loose. Personally, I think your honesty is refreshing. By saying that you only really love about 30%, you are saying that your work is not perfect. There is still room to grow,learn and improve. If you were to say that you loved 100% of what you paint you would be implying that you had reached your complete potential as an artist, and where is the fun in that? Part of the joy of life comes from continually learning and improving.

zp said...

Love your color choices, love the edges.

Lane said...

edges really nice

David Lobenberg said...

So clean, so simple, so beautiful. You do more with less. Love it!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Edges nirvana here.

I don't know if I can break it down percentage wise, but very few turn out as I envision, although they may be 'good' in other areas.
I'm always pleasantly surprised when people like the ones I'm not crazy about.
Since I started blogging I'm dedicated to NOT BACKTRACKING and I scrape it off if I have to. I also don't post the one's that are too ugly ;)
Agree with Brian, sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. It's always a 'maybe' when I start ;)

Cooper Dragonette said...

Aaron, I just discovered your blog via Carol Marine. I really think this post is fantastic, and I wouldn't disagree with you about how we like our work. I always find it interesting when actors refuse to watch their performances. It's true that we are really are our own worst critics. Best, Cooper

DIANE TASSELMYER ARTIST said...

Aaron, I really admire your neutrals. Then you just go POW with the red apple and soothe with the luscious blue. Ahhhhhhh!

James said...

I think I would have similar or lower percentages on just finishing the paintings, but I find that I like most of them better the next day.

As our own critics, there are always too many *stink*.

jean benabou said...

Your essence of glass is really just beautiful!

Simon S. Andrews said...

sweet edgework on this. great colors too