Quite often I realize I’m trying to do artwork to impress someone else. I wonder what other artists might think, or if I would be able to impress the judge of a juried art show. The problem with this is I lose the enjoyment of doing my art.
Today I felt like doing a quick pastel sketch of my wife. I just let it go and used whatever colors and values I felt like. I thought it was fun. Who cares what anybody else thinks?