Friday, November 03, 2006

Our Slogan Is....

There are election posters littering the streets when I wrote this and one large sign had a photo of the smiling candidate along with the slogan "We Can Do It". A simple minded slogan and apparently a platform with no meaning whatsoever. Well, in painting the public is "sold" the same thing, trite pictures with no meaning or substance by heavily promoted artists producing primarily for the salability. It seems to be the easy way to go and pleases everyone. Eye candy with no meat. Don't think that anything short of giving your paintings as much meaning and thought as possible will give you any lasting satisfaction. Your paintings need a real platform that speak more than mere slogan. Don't paint pretty pictures for the sake of painting a pretty picture.

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