Yesterday I went to see a local art exhibit because--I'm interested--but also because I want local efforts to get a response. Let me just say, we have done a disservice to young artists by letting them assume that artists are in an elite category and anything that they assemble is somehow mystically aesthetic and meaningful. I signed my name to the book but did not add to the comments of, "fantastic, and "promising artists."
It doesn't seem exactly right to post a painting of mine after saying that, but here it goes. This is the finished painting ready to post on http://paintanddrawtogether.blogspot.com/