I admit. It hurt my heart. Such a nice painting. Really captured him. Then I thought about "What is Art?" with a capital "A". Two of my favorites below:
“Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it" Bertolt Brecht
"We have art in order to not die from the truth." - Nietzsche
Also "Art is metaphor" and "Art is a discipline of courage"....A million answers to that question.
Then I thought "What is business?" This is business of art. I looked carefully at the canvas. It is a gallery wrap canvas but the corners can't be keyed-out. This is one of those shortcuts that art suppliers are making nowadays so the canvas is doomed anyway. I am FREE! Free to do whatever because the canvas is shoddy, not well done. First rule - Art is done well. So it is painted it out. I have a new surface to paint on. A surface with a limited life span. Hooray!!
|New paint Surface!|