Friday, 14 August 2015

Camouflage...And a Very Over-Excited Artist!

I put some serious hours into this today and finished it satisfactorily.  This was one of those paintings that came together with very little effort on my part - well, it didn't feel difficult, let's put it that way!  It's watercolour on paper.

I'm surprised it got done at all today really - a couple of weeks ago I entered the open exhibition for the Society of Wildlife Artists at the Mall Galleries in London, thinking what the hell, I'll never get in but if you don't try, you'll never get anywhere.  Surprise, surprise, today I find out my painting has made it to the final selection !  So I have to take it up to London next month to see if it will make the cut - I'm just so happy to have made it this far after years of being unsuccessful.  Keep your fingers crossed for me!


Anonymous said...

Love this painting. Well done and good luck at the Mall. You have given me hope to keep going with open exhibitions. I have not succeeded to date and wonder if the costs are worth it. thank you

Caroline B said...

Go for it - submissions are on line these days so you don't have to worry about travelling/framing expenses unless your painting gets in, so it's only the entry fee. I remember when I first started you had to pay the entrance fee, get the framed painting to London, then if you failed (which I always did) go back up again a week later to pick it up - very costly, especially combined with the disappointment!

Glitter said...

He's beautiful! You're a really gifted artist! And well done for getting into the final selection, I'll keep my fingers crossed!

Anonymous said...

Hi, C
You're an amazing artist, so I'm not surprised you made it into the finals.

And good luck!


Caroline B said...

Thanks T!!