Friday, May 18, 2007

"Leading masters of Contemporary Realism"

'Key to the West', watercolour on paper

I have been a member of the International Guild of Realism for a couple of years now, but due to other commitments haven't had the opportunity to exhibit with them. That is until now, I recently had a piece accepted for the "Leading Masters in Contemporary Realism" show, which will be held in the Winstanely-Roark Fine Arts Gallery, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA.


The Painting "Key to the West" is a watercolour and depicts the side of a rail carriage including metal sign and a key which I picked up in California on my last visit to the States. The subject matter is pretty simple as is the image, but I find when working on a small scale simple is best.
The gallery website;
The show opens on 24th July through to August 5th 2007.
My next problem appears to be getting the painting there in one piece and within the realms of a realistic price. So far the most outrageous price is £380 for a pretty small painting and that doesn't include dealing with customs or tax, and they are using FedEx. Seems the only thing they will do is make the small crate, mmmmmm!
I have other options to explore. Now if anyone has had experience in doing this, please let me know.