Saturday, May 3, 2014

Recording Britain Now

Into the Shadows. Ink. 30 x21 cm. ©Sue Pownall 2014
 This is a drawing that has lurked in my head for a few years. It first emerged as a drawing for Illustration Friday's theme crooked in September 2012 (whole post here there-was-crooked-man). I wrote then
"The stile is actually an element in a idea for a drawing I've been toying with for a couple of years, so maybe now I will start on it."
 Obviously it took a bit longer to get started on that drawing...  not until 1st March 2014 when I thought it would be perfect for the John Ruskin Prize: Recording Britain Now. I submitted the drawing on 2nd April, and heard yesterday that it had not been selected for the shortlist. Knowing 588 artists entered does not stem my disappointment.

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  1. This is beautiful Sue. I have a soft spot for English themes. You must have used a very fine point pen ! Congratulations on entering the prize. That is a big step in itself ! Do you plan on recording more of Britain like this ?

  2. Don't be disappointed, enter it somewhere else and see how it goes. It's a lovely subject and composition...the start of a new collection!

  3. Cathy is totally right. (although I know that disappointment well). If one juror doesn't select it for a show, for sure another will see its beauty!
    It's a really interesting composition and, as always, wonderfully done!!


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