Have you ever walked through a gallery or a museum and heard someone make the comment? “I could do better.” or “My 5-year-old can make this.”
Art is a subjective experience. It isn’t always about technique. Technique could be flawless if the piece does not speak to the spectator. If they don’t understand it, it doesn’t mean that it is bad. The fact that someone came up with the idea and created it makes it unique.
If the person thinking he can do better had thought of it and had come up with the piece, then he would have made it. But he didn’t come up with the idea and he didn’t make it. That’s enough to conclude that he couldn’t make it.
So next time you see an art composition that does not speak to you, accept that it isn’t your style. You couldn’t make it. Appreciate the work and time that went into it and move on. My suggestion would be to try your hand at create an art piece that you can frame or display in your home. When you have done that, you can say you can do that too. Until then, enjoy the exhibit or move on.
My name is Andrea. I am a homeschooling mom of 2 children. I have enjoyed teaching them since they were born. I follow their interests, allowing them to learn what interest them most. I self taught myself drawing and painting techniques, I have been drawing since I was 5 years old and I have been painting for 15 years. I have had great teachers to learn painting techniques from. My favourite watercolour teacher was Moira Clark from Toronto. I have also taken a diploma art course at Startford Career Institute - under the guiding wings of Linda Drewry - to further my skills in several other media, such as acrylic, pastel, oil, charcoal, pencil and watercolour.
I love all other handcraft techniques. I have been knitting and crocheting since I was a child. I learned basic crocheting from my mother when I was 7 years old. Once I could read I taught myself more stitches and experimented with patterns. I learned knitting in school when I was 13 years old. I learned to sew when I was 18. My hobby is scrap booking which I started when my babies were born. My kids inspire me to be the best person and teacher I can be while we develop their art. Our house is decorated with their art work.