Thursday, 12 August 2010

...Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye.....


After my disappointment earlier in the week, I made the snap decision to enter a couple of paintings in the national Society of Wildlife Artists exhibition up in London at the Mall Galleries. I have only entered this exhibition once before over ten years ago, was rejected and did not have a good experience at a critique afterwards when I was publicly humiliated by the head honcho who told me I should get myself a little sketchbook and try making some sketches of my cat - did I have a cat? - after watching Eastenders......patronising or what? This left me very apprehensive of ever trying again as I felt I just wasn't ever going to be good enough. However, this man is no longer in charge, I am older and wiser and if I don't try, how can I ever get my work accepted?

So, I framed up the above in the space of an hour - for once everything went really well, no stray dog hairs, no slips of the hand while cutting the mount, and above all, no smashing the glass while wrestling it into place - and I'm good to go. Keep your fingers crossed for me - at least they won't be chucking me out because my name begins with B!!

11 comments:

Laura said...

Good for you, Caroline! The paintings look great.

Best of luck to you.

Laura x

SilverNikNats said...

It still suprises me that people can be so rude! I think your works fantastic and I LOVE the pic of the jelly fish. Im sure you wont need it but ill keep my fingers crossed for you! good luck x

Jessica said...

How rude that man was! Your paintings are wonderful, I absolutely love the jellyfish painting.

Hopefully you will have more luck this time, I'll be suprised if you don't. But good luck anyway.

natural attrill said...

Good luck Caroline!
I love that jellyfish painting.
Penny.
x

Magpie Magic said...

Lots of luck. They're both fab paintings and I have my fingers crossed they'll be accepted... although part of me wishes that they won't accept the jellyfish painting as I love it so much and if it's accepted someone might buy it!!! :-) LOL xoxo

fhiona galloway said...

good luck Caroline-zebra's look brill!

Caroline B said...

Thank you for all the good luck wishes - they must have helped today because I got to London & back in the space of 3 hours, as well as finding a parking space right next to the station & beating a big queue at the Mall Galleries. Now I just have to wait until the 28th to see if I've been accepted.

soggibottom said...

You never know if you don't try.
Go for it Caroline.

I've just wondered how many times you have said, "YOU DON'T KNOW IF YOU DON'T TRY" :-) Good luck. X X X

Sallie said...

Good luck, Caroline. I think your paintings are sensational.

WoolenSails said...

It is sad how people can behave. Art is subjective, we all have different tastes. Your work is beautiful and it comes from your heart and that is what counts.

Debbie

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Lovely paintings Caroline - hope they're accepted!

Hard to believe the behaviour of the selectors of 'The Best of Hampshire Artists' exhibition. Wonder whose bright idea that was?

Good luck, Lesley.