Experiencing the beach: dialogue with artist

I am thrilled and honored to be featured in this post by Standing Ovation, Seated – the most unique art blog in cyber space! Happy and grateful!

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Friends ask me sometimes, “If you understand art so well, why don’t you begin painting yourself?” That’s because I would make a bad artist. My brain is wired differently. Shakespeare could produce three metaphors in a single line, and I need half an hour to think up one. And chances are it won’t be nearly as good. A talented painter can produce a dozen visual metaphors in a sketch, while I would be half-way through the preliminary measurement of my future painting to locate the golden ratio line. A good painter will find and draw it with the speed of a trained cop drawing his service gun: his hand knows where it is.

Good artists are spontaneously good. It is what sets them apart from art critics who are spontaneously critics. Even though I don’t style myself as an art critic, but as an art appreciation coach, there you are, anyway.

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4 thoughts on “Experiencing the beach: dialogue with artist

  1. Tom Ward

    A most interesting ‘dialogue’. I found the comments of the ‘critic’ most interesting and a testament to your natural skill as an artist.

    1. Boryana Post author

      Thank you Tom! I feel really privileged to be featured on this blog – it is the only place where you can read about art without artificiality, pretense and hypocrisy. I’ve learned tons from this guy.

  2. anna

    I like the idea that it is written as a conversation, I guess that’s what many artists are trying to do with their paintings, have a conversation. But I guess for you its interesting to get the analysis as a response 🙂


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