www.vivientownsend.com ARTIST Gloucester UK
Gloucester Art in the City
'en plein air competition'
Saturday 30th July 2016 competition day. I started out with great expectations and I must say, quite early in time to register at the Guildhall (third in the queue!) and then get to my chosen place to paint for the day, Gloucester Docks
Have I found the right position!
Hard at work hoping that all will turn out okay, as many artists know watercolour is not the easiest of mediums to work with but as the painting developed I was pleased with its progression.
Gathering of the ten finalist
Then on to Blackfriars for the short listed
1st prize! receiving the main award
Receiving the Main Award from P J Crook
Pride of place next to my winning painting
‘Art in The City Hailed a Great Success’
There was a whole range of different media and techniques used by competitors including lithograph, pastels, oils and other mixed media. The top prize was won by Vivien Townsend with runner up Max Hale and the winner of the student prize was Emilia Grace Steele.
Upon awarding the top prize, internationally renowned artist P J Crook commented on the high quality of the participants and in particular the technical skill and sense of movement of the winning piece and the way that the painting caught the spirit of the city on that day.