Thursday, June 17, 2010


A little disappointed today as my Nine Ladies Weeping has not been selected for the Derbyshire Open Exhibition. The picture has been in planning for about two years for this event and I've put at least as much work into it as van Gogh did for his Potato Eaters, and it's at least as good as an artwork. Who can know the minds of an art jury. I suspect my painting wasn't conventional enough for the conservative panel. I will enter again in a future year I'm sure.

Spent the rest of the day exhausting myself carrying home supplies in the hot sun of this day. I reframed a few pics and decorated some new frames too.


hwfarber said...

Jules Feiffer in his book Backing into Forward wrote " not let your judges define you." You already know that.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry for your disappointment- but know you will persevere.
Perhaps with the hot sun- your paint will dry on your other painting so you can scan it.

Mark Sheeky said...

Yes I will persevere. I've already got an idea for next year.

Pam you're right! The hot weather is helping with drying a lot.