"I really dislike being asked to 'explain' a painting. I want to respond that 'it is what it is to you'... sometimes that works, but I suppose if a person is so taken with the work that they want to know where the painter's head is....well, I don't know! What do others do?" -- CordingColin suggested telling them to "mind their own business unless they are buying, in which case make something up." Mmm... What do you suggest? Join the forum discussion here.
Artists Quotes on Dealing with Criticism
How to Deal with Criticism About Your Art