Category Archives: Critiques


By WR Jones I saw a young black man at a grocery store today with his pants barely hanging on below the hips and 50% of his underwear showing.  He made a small tug on his trousers to hike them up a … Continue reading

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by Lisa              Okay, have any of you seen this on youtube yet?        At first you will find yourself wanting to rerun the beginning to see if you actually SEE the elephant painting, or if the picture CUTS … Continue reading

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American Painter Idol

by Lisa      I have a new idea that could make me and Bill as rich as Simon Cowell. “American Painter Idol”. We are going to discover the next rising star in the painting world. We could start auditioning painters by asking … Continue reading

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Please Feel Sorry for Me

by Lisa            I recently read an account by a fellow blogger (see gypsy-heart’s January 14th post of how she entered an art show with two pieces and not only had both accepted, but won an award with one … Continue reading

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Larger Than Life?

by Lisa Two of the funniest things I ever heard a painter say came from the mouth of artist David Leffel, who, by the way, set me well on my way to the “snobbery”, which I have been referring to. He said, … Continue reading

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And The Winner Is…

by Lisa Okay, the contest is over, and it is time to announce the winner of the Analyze “The Perfect Braid” Contest. First, I will acknowledge the universal art world snobbery that poo-poo’s the idea of an artist ever having … Continue reading

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One Week Left For Contest

by Lisa I think we should all feel real sorry for Bill and his paper crisis. Please consider a donation of real drawing paper so that he is not relegated to drawing on lined notebook paper. I am posting here, … Continue reading

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