I got home from a (really good) visit with Richard in hospital this afternoon to find a letter confirming that I've had three pictures accepted for hanging at the 9th UKCPS Annual Open Exhibition at Stamford in September. 106 pictures have been accepted from 66 UK coloured pencil artists and 6 Overseas artists.
Now I'm panicking as I have to find the pictures, dust them off (!!) and arrange their framing and despatch. But it was good news and I'm really 'chuffed' as I will now have achieved 'Signature Status' the criteria for which is having works accepted at 3 UKCPS Open Exhibition within 5 years (I've made it in 4 years)!
I haven't heard yet whether I have been accepted as a full member of Society of Feline Artists .... but if I don't make it this year I'll just try again in 2011 ....
No artwork this weekend - Mother-in-Law is 92 on Monday so I'm hosting the family get-together here tomorrow. Fingers crossed for good weather as I'd really like for us to be able to sit outside in the garden.
I've nearly finished the current portrait and will be starting on a double human portrait next week (wedding gift for October) so again, I won't be able to show WIP pics.