22 Apr 2009

Colston Bassett accepted.



A letterbox full of returned A4 prints usually means rejection. However, this year there was one print missing, retained by gallery for internet use. Which means my painting of Colston Basset church has been accepted for the Patchings Art Centre 2009 Exhibition.

Of course, one is then left pondering “Why that one, and not one of the others?” But I can see why: The painting looks like the moment in which it was created. Spontaneous; scant regard for fussy detail in preference for bold brush strokes, colour, contrasting tones, and a striking composition. In fact, I had a sneaking suspicion that, if any were to be accepted, this one would be it. It’s almost “commercial”.

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