Into 2017

René Magritte’s Barn
René Magritte’s Barn

One of the two entries submitted to this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. I had completed it in time for last year’s exhibition but failed to purchase the entry form before they sold out – over a week before entries closed. Lesson learned and entry forms purchased this year as soon as they were available. I won’t know until April if either will make the short list. Initial submission is online with digital images. If short-listed, the artwork is taken to the RA for viewing in May. I only just finished the second submission, Gustav Klimt’s Barn, yesterday after struggling to get gold leaf laid. Very tricky stuff as it is so fine and fragile to work with. Result was fine, I think. The spirals on the roof are done with gold paint – the doors are gold leaf.

Gustav Klimt’s Barn
Gustav Klimt’s Barn