Thursday, March 17, 2011

Museum-quality art, by me


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I did this the other night in two or three hours after being challenged that I, a person with no training or experience in visual art beyond 8th grade, could not sit down and make a picture that was just as good as anything the Abstract Expressionists ever did. Now, this is colored pencil, not paint, but I think I got pretty close to what those paintings look like with no trouble at all. This isn't a knock against that kind of art, which I'm a fan of. It's just to make the point that the statement "My kid could paint that" need not be taken as an insult.