When people look at my work and say; "i can make it better" i say... BULLSHIT! But if a child says the same thing to me, I TOTALLY BELIEVE IT.
Just because in my personal opinion, i don't like watercolor little flowers/poppies and landscapes, and think it is craft (crap) and not art. It doesn't mean, you have to believe it, or take my words for granted or literally. It is just a one persons opinion. If you take it as an order (per se), or a must change your shit 'coz someone said so.... you ain't a real artist. 'Coz you're creating for others, and not for yourself. Which is the opposite of what art to me is all about. If i'd listen to other peoples opinions, my work wouldn't be anywhere near what i'm doing... What i'm saying here; "is that you must do your own thing regardless of what i, or anyone else says". You must believe in what you're creating. Make work that makes you happy, and not work that makes others happy. I personally could sell way, way more work than i do generally, i know what sells within my work and style. I chose not to do that.
A painting that is well composed is half finished.