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RBSA Prize Exhibition 2018


The deadline for the RBSA Prize Exhibition is next Wednesday the 28th March and I have decided to enter these 2 large figurative pieces. I finished them yesterday after leaving them without properly defined bodies for quite a long time, I had considered leaving them in there previous states but the collagraph was just not quite right. So while most of the texture comes from the print I have used charcoal to define the body. I wanted some ambiguity though so have placed a bird in Sophia just able to make it, it reminds me of the cat in Gainsborough's Daughters that he hadn't finished painting in.

Last year I won second prize, I would obviously like to Win something this year but the competition at RBSA is getting tougher and tougher. People are now traveling long distances to enter RBSA exhibitions which can only be a good thing for us RBSA members and tougher competition will drive us to make better work.
But fingers crossed.
Wish me luck.

Update 9th April 2018
I didn't get in the Prize exhibition, I was told on Friday but it wasn't public until today. Over 400 entries were received and only 95 were selected. This is my 3rd rejection in a row so I can't say I'm pleased but what doesn't kill you makes you stronger and I think it may be the kick up the ass I need to improve my work exponentially. Hindsight is 20/20 vision and I think if I had entered something else I would have got in. But I chose what I did at the time. The above works will be on show at Temple Street Studios in July. And they are in my Etsy shop so might go on an exciting adventure around the world.


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