I even asked the critic, "does it look like rocks, does it looks like rocks, does it look like rocks? If I repeat it enough times he will look and answer me. "YES IT LOOKS LIKE ROCKS" he replied. He didn't scream but he gave me the look which means I will agree to everything - can I go now?
At first I really liked it and then I took a photograph and started seeing all the things I want to change. Now here comes the brilliant part - just call it a preparatory sketch and move on. Join the ranks of all the famous painters who did bad first paintings and called it a preparatory sketch. I am just so smart.
It does look like rocks.