I was really pleased to be accepted to exhibit alongside the RSW members at the RSW 7th Open Summer Exhibition, which is on for another week at The Meffan Museum & Art Gallery, 20 West High Street, Forfar until Friday 29th June 2018.
The RSW currently has 120 members and is an artist led, Scottish Charity dedicated to promoting the art of watercolour painting, not just in Scotland but internationally as well. They hold annual exhibitions which are normally Edinburgh based but also invite non-members to submit their work to a selection panel to be chosen to exhibit alongside the RSW members at annual open exhibitions.
I enjoyed painting this piece probably the most out of everything I have ever painted and it is called ‘Companionship, Happiness and Hope’.
Below are a few photos of the painting pre-framing.
The piece is painted using Winsor & Newton inks for the details and acrylic gold paint for the background. Prior to the gold paint background being put down I painted some larger flowers in acrylic first then covered with the gold – at certain angles you can see the shape of the flowers beneath which I wanted for added interest.
I then painted the detail using the coloured inks (I wanted the blue ink to be very intense, so I left it out for a while which thickened it up and meant only needing one coat). I also used the gold ink along the bottom to add depth to the pattern.
Have you been to see the show? If so, I would love the know which paintings were your favourite?