Who needs the very prestigious Holmfirth exhibition (where I didn't sell my paintings) when I got second prize at the very first Carlton art and craft exhibition !
The painting that achieved this very honourable blue rosette was this one >>>
The second piece of news is that I sold a painting to a friend at work who saw it on my blog and enquired about it. The painting is the cloud surfing one from a few posts back, the boy in the jeans and t shirt in the clouds. Go have a look ill wait here.....cheers J and M and little H !
And lastly here is a quick study of what is supposed to be Lewis Smith the gymnast but I didn't quite get a likeness. I like the hands though
Well I've been across to the Holmfirth art event today and stood proudly in front of my two paintings on display.
They hadn't sold at this time but there is still a few days left of viewing to go.
The most pleasing thing is that I felt I held my own with the level of ability on show and although they hadn't sold I was still hopeful they or one of them might.
I learnt a lot from seeing them there, I need to create my own work and indeed I have some pieces that are my own work so perhaps my choice of paintings for the event could have been better selected.
The ones that I sent through were were my take on two other artists work and I seemed to be the only one who had done that.
Everyday is a learning day.
These are the two that are there and for sale.
Carlton village has its very first art event this Sunday 14th July.