The personification of my inner art critic, inspired by friend and fellow artist, Ann Gates Fiser.
“Smudge” is that annoying little inner voice that backseat art directs your artwork. He makes you second-guess your technique, over paint, criticizes and is just plain messy!
He hovers over my shoulder when I paint and dips his long, frog-like fingertips in my paint, shuffles his feet across my completed work, sticks his nose and paint brush where it doesn’t belong and is the “darkside” to my muse.
Smudge needs to clean-up his act and leave me alone.