A surprising example (for me at least) of an early stage in a painting which I decided to leave under the theory that 'less is more' (advice I usually find hard to follow). It is therefore mainly a monochrome work and 'raw'. Loving black & white photography, I felt it worked remarkably well. Consequently it was submitted to The Royal Academy (for their 'Raw' summer show show a few years ago); needless to say rejected in preference to work much of which seemed to me to be trite, arch and not in the least raw. Others twisted 'raw' to 'roar' and 'war' for example - literary games that, I have to say, leave me cold.
I liked the work so much that I gave it a splendid expensive frame. It is consequently quite heavy.
One of the sold paintings here in situ, owned by Andrew & Kate Harrison. So rewarding.
Two more paintings sold. The exhibition is now over but I was surprised and delighted to sell five paintings at RHS Rosemoor.
The question remains: How come I can find no regular high street gallery to hang my paintings? Criticism and advice welcome.
These are the five.
Future exhibition: Following our success last year, Eilean Eland and myself have arranged to have a second exhibition at RHS Rosemoor next year to coincide with Art Trek. More details nearer the time.
I shall be exhibiting some of my Bucks Mills pastels along with landscapes and of course more flower paintings. I hope Eilean will be showing some of her bone sculptures originating from a found bone in New Zealand.
The exhibition with ceramicist Eilean Eland is currently on at the RHS Gardens, Rosemoor in September thru October 7th. My work concentrates on flower paintings; Eilean is showing her exciting organic inspired ceramics, and has redesigned her display as below. It looks better!