Friday, February 27, 2009

At the Royal Watercolour Society Open Exhibition 2009.



I was at the private exhibition of the RWS Open Exhibition on Tuesday and although I arrived a bit late I got to meet with Richard Sorrell PRWS, The President and David Paskett VPRWS, The Vice President, they were both impressed about my work and David Paskett who I snapped with my painting below said it was one of his best paintings in the show, they both encouraged me right there and then to apply for membership, they couldn't guarantee anything but they said It would be worth the try! So I am going to give it a try! There were some nice work there and If you have the chance get over and see it, it ends on the 15th of March, 2009.

David Paskett showed me his little sketchbook and I was amazed at the number of sketches he had done recently on his trip to foreign lands. One thing stood out and that was his keen eye for detail, little movements, compositions and settings that most people miss on trips like that. I was ever more encouraged to keep sketching! Just check out his site to see his fantastic watercolours

15 comments:

Isabel said...

Nice one Adebanji and well done visit the site of the gentleman but unfortunetly his sketchbooks are not available. Good luck and I hope you do get in

dominique eichi said...

Oh YEs ! You will be part of that group as a member do not worry. Your foot is in the door already. Congratulations it's wonderful and very well deserved.

Mark Bridges said...

Congratulation, we see your smiles and good luck for membership.

Michelle said...

What an amazing artist you are!

James Parker said...

Man, oh Man...how nice! I'm envious. Great reporting....but that guy in the top photo...he's kinda blocking up the scenery. :-)

artbyakiko said...

Beautiful work, Adebanji!! I'm sure you will be accepted. Good luck!

Carolann said...

Congratulations Banji I hope you get an award for this one! Will try to get up to London soon.

sara silva alexandre said...

Congratulations!
it's well deserved.

gabi campanario said...

congrats Adebanji, and thanks for the link to David's website, terrific paintings!

Edward Burton said...

Very cool, Adebanji! Congratulations! It is also great being able to watch you paint!

adebanji said...

Sorry for not responding earlier, I had a busy day yesterday touring all the top galleries in London! There are some great artists out there!

Now, Thanks Michelle, Sara and Gabi!
Thanks Isabel, I know but not everyone has their sketches published.
Dominique, I'll be seeing you soon, thanks for that resounding encouragment!
James, you never cease to make me laugh!
Akiko, I hope so too!
Carolann, I didn't get an award for this one maybe next time!
Edward, you have checked it out, now you know how I attack the canvas!
Mark, it is tough getting in but I won't give up!

Larry said...

Again, congratulations on your inclusion in this prestigious show. Well deserved!

Sheila said...

How wonderful and so well deserved Banji. I am positive this is the beginning of more to come.

Fito said...

Wahoooh congratulations! beautiful works!!

adebanji said...

Thanks all for your encouragement, I didn't get elected but will keep trying!