More prosaically, I was pleased to have a piece of work selected for the latest Bath Society of Artists' Summer Exhibition, though faintly surprised that, of the two I submitted, 'Gather' was the one that made it in. I'm not complaining, more intrigued at how these things go.
It's as fun as all the other summer (well, more or less summer, anyway) shows I've visited at the Victoria Art Gallery down the years. As ever, I like some works, don't like others, know that most of this is purely down to my particular taste and (not knowing what's what, but not prepared to allow for that) feel that a few are just plain poor. I liked some winners, couldn't get my head round others, frankly laughed at one or two (that's frankly laughed inside my head - I wasn't sharing my views). I like that I recognise a handful of my favourite artists by now, and notice when others aren't on the walls. One day I shall make the effort to put aside a fund from any sales of my own work throughout the year(s), then allow myself a painting.
Favourites? As ever, I love Amanda Ralfe's chalky paintings.