A new year – and hope springs eternal…

Time to start choosing which pictures to enter in the digital round of some exhibitions. Which pictures, which exhibitions, how much can I afford?

The man in the park

Hurrah! This one got into the RWS Contemporary Watercolour which opens 2nd March at Bankside, London, through 14th March. (Watercolour is loosely interpreted in this competition!)

Not waving

A weird sea picture with references to Gauguin and Stevie Smith
Not waving

I love this gloomy piece which evolved under my eyes. My visual memory was jerked by the beginnings of the hunched up figure and I found the image I recalled in a book about Gauguin (hero!) with a photo of a Peruvian mummy. I have always loved the poem by Stevie Smith  – hence the title.

Maybe all the horrifying stories of drownings in the Mediterranean influenced me as well. We can never know all the subconscious themes.

Image 10×8 inches (25.5×20 cm).