Friday, 1 May 2015

01/05: BACK & READY TO RUN (almost)

We're back in Kent after 3 weeks at our home on Fuerteventura (Canary Islands) where I've taken lots of photos and some may be appearing on my drawing board soon.

On our return, I had some brilliant news in a letter from Dr Sally Bulgin, MD of The Artist Publishing Company.    I'd entered 3 pictures into The Artist Category of Patchings 2015 Competition/Exhibition before I went away.   The Artist Category is for experienced artists .. the other category is for beginners/amateur artists.     I knew that 70 works from each category would be selected by a jury to be hung in the exhibition which runs from June 4 till 19 July.

Whilst away I checked the Patchings Facebook page regularly and when I realised there were more than 1700 entries I knew I had no chance of getting through .... and there were so many beautiful painted works that I didn't think coloured pencil stuff would get a look in ... BUT my cp drawing of the tramp I photographed on Fuerteventura a few months back did make it  YEEEEAAAAAYY!

I am still very amazed by the news but obviously very happy. 

70 pictures from each category (140 total) will be hung at the exhibition.   They will also be shown on Patchings website together with a further 50 pictures which were awarded Highly Commended places.  

Now I just have to get the work framed and sort out pricing etc ...

I couldn't call him a 'tramp' so have named it Senor Molina (Mr Windmill) since he spends most of his time living rough on a bench near a landmark, renovated windmill in Corralejo.

I hope to catch up on all missed blog posts over the next few days but, as always, there are so many things to be done after time away.

I'll be in London for 3 days next week where I have a picture on exhibition with the UK Coloured Pencil Society and I'll be doing a bit of demonstrating and stewarding with help from hubby, David.   I think we'll be pretty tired as we're out of practice with commuting and busy City Centres.


  1. Brilliant picture Sue. I am so glad it got through. I hope you had a good time in Fuerte.

  2. I'm thrilled for you, Sue! Congratulations! And am so excited to see what you'll work on next!

  3. congrats!! that is wonderful news :D

  4. Congratulations, Sue!! This portrait is OUTSTANDING!!

  5. Sue!! Congratulations!!!! This is an awesome "painting" for sure. I decided that any artful adventure that involves line or color is a painting in my eyes. A generic label that works for me. LoL

  6. Congratulations Sue, I think this is one of your best portraits I have seen, so it is a well deserved acceptance.

  7. muchas gracias ladies. I'm happy that coloured pencil works are recognised in this exhibition ... still in the minority against oils/acrylics/watercolours but we're getting there!!

  8. Thanks to artists like you Sue

  9. Congrats with the Honorable Mention in Ann Kullbergs membershow. The portrait is wonderful :)


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