Saturday, March 28, 2009

Back to the Mallard and a Goal Achieved.

Earlier in the year I mentioned that one of my aims this year was to enter more competitions and/or exhibitions. So far I've entered three and I've been successful in the first one. One of my pieces has been shortlisted for Wildlife Artist of the Year. It will be on display at the Mall Galleries in London in June, more details later.
I've done some more work on the Mallard, mainly the boring bits, the background. The photograph isn't very good as today has been a day of really heavy showers so the light is poor. The little bit of colour I've added isn't showing up very well so I'll do a scan tomorrow.





10 comments:

Jeanette said...

Gayle! Wow, congratulations! I will keep my fingers crossed for you. You surely deserve an award like that with the quality of your work. How exciting!

And the mallard is coming along beautifully. When I first moved into my current house, wild ducks used to come to the pond and occasionally I'd get close enough for a photo. They're lovely.

pencilportraits said...

Congratulations on the wildlife artist comp and good luck to go further with it. Love the mallard though.

Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

Short listed for Wildlife Artist of the Year...really good and so well deserved! Congratulations Gayle:)

Laurene said...

I love the progress on the mallard drawing. I live near a river in the northeast and this is the sort of scene I see all the time. Do you mind if I ask if the water is done completely in graphite?

arcobaleno said...

Hallo, the cats are very, very nice! i like cats and i am leaving with 8 of thems...sorry for my bad language but i am italian artist..many kiss to you!! ^__^

Gayle Mason said...

Thank you for your congratulations, I'm still on cloud nine.
Laurene it is all graphite

Laurene said...

Thank you Gayle.

Tracy Hall: said...

Congratulations, Gayle, that is wonderful news and very well deserved! Which piece did you put in?

Gayle Mason said...

Thanks Tracy, it was the Stoat and rocks

Jennie Norris said...

I would LOVE to see this finished. It is absolutely gorgeous so far. Please post when it is complete! can't wait to see the final.