Sunday, August 14, 2011
My Painting Accepted At A Show
So I had to ignore the things I kept telling myself and just submit give it a try.
I submitted one piece to the Salmangundi Club's annual non-member show and I was happily surprised to have the piece accepted. It doesn't matter that it didn't win anything, I was happy to see it up on the wall alongside a lot of really wonderful art.
Having the work accepted encouraged me to look around at where else I can submit my work, so my chicken attitude is beginning to disappear. Hopefully.
The experience is also helping me to reconsider what I would send to a competition next time around. For one thing the painting was so small it was dwarfed by the other works around it. Next time I will send something that will have a better chance of being noticed. I also think I need to consider painting something that involves a bit more than a portrait, (although there were other portraits in the show), this is more of a growing decision than a showing decision. I need to push myself to make more ambitious paintings that challenge me in areas I haven't really touched yet like a painting with multiple figures or more involving perspective.
In the photo on the left you can see how my little painting was dwarfed by the pieces around it.