Yanceyville Man (Yancey County, NC) Yanceyville Man (Yancey County, NC)

pencil and drywash

A couple of years ago, I'd JUST finished this picture when a friend came by to visit. Giving myself a compliment (for once) I pointed-out the brand-new picture and said "Look! I GOT it!... I FINALLY got bricks 'right'!"

His completely earnest reply was "Ummm...what's the big deal about bricks?"
That's the most deflating comment/review I've ever had.. probably because, having heard the question, I thought "Oh, he's right....what IS such a big deal about being able to paint bricks?"

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