This is what it looks like folks as you walk through the door! Lots and lots of members accepting work submitted - and a few spouses who also do stirling work.
|This is such a well organised art society!|
|Not all the work submitted is small|
As you can see from the photo, some of the members like to submit larger works.
|The work is sorted into alphabetical stacks. I think the letters relate to the surname|
This gives you an idea of the typical size of framed artwork which is submitted
Each work is submitted with two labels.
- One is a gummed label which is attached to the back with the basic details of title, name of the artist and price.
- the same details have to be repeated on a hanging label (swing tag) which must be capable of hanging over the front of the pic when it is hung. That enables them the Society to match up the work to the proper printed labels when the work is hung.
This is my work - it's a bromeliad. I ran into dreadful problems last week with both eyes (spotty cataracts) and hand (tenosynovitis) - I just can't do any sort of detail any more. In the end I had to abandon two works and go back to finish a work which was originally intended for last year's exhibition but wasn't quite finished in time.
|A young Neoregelia Scarlet Charlotte|
coloured pencils, 7.5" x 11.5"
copyright Katherine Tyrrell
On the way home I came across another botanical artwork. This time it was one of the eggs in The Big Egg Hunt.
|The Big Egg Hunt: Egg#31 Botanical Egg by Rebecca Clarke|
International selling artist Rebecca Campbell is based in London, having grown up in Ireland. She studied at City and Guilds of London Art School (1st Class Honours) and now regularly exhibits her paintings at the Jonathan Cooper Park Walk Gallery in London and the Brian Sinfield Gallery in Burford, as well as in the USA and Mexico.Here's a hint as to where you can find it.
|The location of the Botanical Egg|