Is My Art Any Good?

Is my art any good? That question regularly pops into my head and floats around! I’m sure I’m not the only artist who considers this (wow! I managed to actually call myself an artist!)

Anytime someone tells me they like one of my paintings, I decide they are just being polite or don’t know what they’re talking about! I reply by pointing out the work’s faults! Don’t they know I’m a fraud! ‘Imposter Syndrome’ fear of being exposed as a fraud and doubting one’s accomplishments.

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Putting aside the usual negative chitter chatter in my mind, it’s tricky to tell where my artwork sits. Exposed to so much online work to compare it to, while trying not to copy other artist’s style. Being authentic but producing pieces other people admire enough to purchase.

How do I know if my work is any good? I clearly doubt other’s opinions and can’t trust mine. I am often surprised by which paintings do well online, pieces I don’t feel are that good! Though to be honest I’m surprised when any work is received well! Though clearly this doesn’t stop me from continuing to paint!

Well I know this self-doubt is normal and common. I have to acknowledge what I have accomplished. I hope to find a place where I can comfortably and confidently present my work to the world with a satisfied smile!

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4 thoughts on “Is My Art Any Good?

  1. In talking with fellow artists, I’m learning that this self critique, while sometimes harsh, can drive us to master skills like drawing, color mixing, developing and eye for good composition, etc. It can also be discouraging and cause us to quit unless our drive to create is stronger than the drag of learning. Without self critique artists become stuck and do not develop or evolve. It would be lovely if these evolutions happened quickly or without struggle, but if that was the case, everyone would become a master. It is part of the “dues” we pay to slog through the learning process. Keep at it. Your work is good and will continue to get better.

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