Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Trends In Toronto Art, Antlers

Work In Progress for "Popular Mechanics" at the Cameron House in November
12x16 acrylic on canvas
Just a quick note/observation/caveat to all those young painters out there who are unsure what to do with their "unfinished" looking figurative work. Please stop yourself before painting antlers (deer horns etc.) on your paintings of young girls. It's been done to death, I've seen it over four times in the past four years from at leastfour different artists - you're confusing people, you're better than that, find your language, sticking horns on paintings of kids may  look cool (sure it looks cool) but what does it really do for you except put you in a group ?
Keep your language pure, avoid antlers.
A.Shay Hahn

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