Sunday, May 6, 2012
Now that I have had one painting accepted by National Watercolor Society all Member Show last month I am encouraged to enter their Annual Show to open this Fall. It is an international competition so I am competing with the WHOLE world of artists. My chances are pretty slim for getting in. But I love the challenge and competition. It has made me study what the common elements are in winning paintings. They're actually pretty basic but it is somehow difficult to apply them in the dramatic fashion needed to win, to the subject on my drawing board! I have the drawing finished and the painting that I see in my mind meets many of the qualities and I'm getting pretty good at producing that mental image. In that the deadline to submit my entry is just a little more then a week away I don't have much leeway to fail. I'm told that I work well under pressure. I'll know soon enough!