No luck with my submissions to the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, we went to collect yesterday. When I picked up my worked I swiped a cheeky look at what others were picking up and there was some fantastic stuff that hadn't got in.
A friend told me that they aren't just looking at individual pieces but how everything fits together as a whole, so if your work doesn't fit, then that's just that! I don't feel down, I did initially, but have submitted for yet another exhibtion (irons in the fire and all that). I have applied for a studio space in Colchester, which I should hopefully be hearing back about in the next couple of weeks.
Quite a lot to keep my fingers crossed for, I've got to get somewhere if I keep buggering on.