I’m delighted by the responses I’ve had so far, and want to thank you for talking to me.
I have been contacted by a few people who say that they don’t want to write about how they feel about the painting in an open forum, such as my website. I quite understand, and if you are among those who would rather not, please feel free to contact me directly and discreetly by send me an email. My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org I will try to respond to every email.
So, I’m sending the image again as a reminder and if you care to give me a few minutes of your time tell me “How does it make you feel”?
Please remember I’m not asking for a criticism of the painting, nor am I asking for your assumption of what it is I’m trying to do. I don’t even want you to tell me whether you like it or hate it. Just, “How does it make you feel”? It may be that it doesn’t make you feel anything. That’s OK.
I’m genuinely looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you so much for taking the time to respond.