This is part of the email I received from the society:
Unfortunately on this occasion your work has not been selected for the 2015 Annual Exhibition of the Society of Wildlife Artists, 'The Natural Eye'; however, the fact that your work made it to the final selection is a very creditable achievement in itself. The Society received a high volume of submissions this year and, gallery space being limited, were only able to select a small proportion of the many strong entries."
So, disappointed, yes, downhearted, definitely not! I'll just have to do better next year...
It did cost me a fortune though - entrance fee, framing, train fare to London x 2, it all adds up.
The painting is back for sale in my Etsy shop - it is currently in a frame but unless it can be collected personally, I'm afraid I can't send it framed unless you are willing to pay for a courier service - risk of breakage is too high.
Currently on the needles: a gorilla, a deer's head & for some bizarre reason, a crochet blanket...