Tomorrow is the big day, but Wednesday will be even bigger!

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Tomorrow is the day that I have to drop my painting of Cullen pallidum off to be part of the selection process for the Art of Botanical Illustration, hosted by the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. Their standard, both botanical and artistic is very high, so selection is not guaranteed.

Some of the criteria are:

  • accurately represent the form and the botanical characteristics of the chosen subject
  • adequately convey the characteristics of the species or variety and ensure that the subject is representative of the species
  • the painting should be well composed, well executed and artistically effective.

Now it is all done. The painting is finished, I have had a professional scan done of it and have organised a mount and foam core backing. It is protected by plastic…..and ready.

So think of me tomorrow morning, taking that big deep breath when I drop off the painting. And an even bigger, deeper breath on Wednesday when I go to pick the painting up!

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. Good luck …..I’m not sure you’ll need any, to be honest.

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    1. anne54 says:

      Thank you. As you would know, any selection process has that human element that may be unpredictable.

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    1. anne54 says:

      Crossed indeed!And everything else as well!

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      1. And it all paid off – congratulations!

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  2. How wonderfully exciting! Congratulations on your achievement so far and good luck for Wednesday!

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    1. anne54 says:

      Thank you. Whatever happens on Wednesday I have loved the journey. πŸ™‚

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  3. I’m excited for you, Anne!

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    1. anne54 says:

      Thanks Alys. The standard of works is so high…..

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      1. As it should be. That makes it all the more wonderful that you are also taking part. Your work is exquisite.

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  4. EllaDee says:

    All the best for both days πŸ™‚

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    1. anne54 says:

      Thanks EllaDee, it is always nerve wracking to put your creative baby out into the world, as you would know with your writing.

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  5. acflory says:

    Apologies, was working so missed this. Break a leg? lol Best of luck at any rate. πŸ˜€

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    1. anne54 says:

      Break a leg is fine — I could still paint with it in plaster. Just not break a finger! πŸ™‚

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      1. acflory says:

        -laughs- I will never wish that on you. πŸ˜€

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