I only tell my friends this but my secret goal in life is to achieve membership of the UK Pastel Society . I am hoping that dream got one step closer when I had 2 paintings hung at this years Pastel Society Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. Like other prestigious art groups in the UK this road is not an easy one . As a first step on the path I need to have 2 paintings accepted to be hung in two consecutive years – and so far my record has been one , one then this year – two . So no pressure for 2018!
Getting those paintings hung involves 2 rounds of judging, taking the paintings to London for the final round of selection – from who knows how many thousands of applications – a process that takes weeks.
Anyway I got two in! Yes two. From six that got through to final judging.
Both were from a new series using the print process ( talked about in previous postings) and then layers of soft pastel on top.
So the near misses included :-
and the successful pair are :_