The next exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London is the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, which runs from Monday 12 to 18 September. Sponsored by Smith & Williamson and The Sunday Times, this prestigious competition aims to encourage the use of watercolour and water-based media painting among both amateur and professional artists. This year Random House will introduce the Vintage Classics Prize for Cover Art. The above painting by Marie Robinson Order, Order! (2010) is technically brilliant, although why such a talented artist would want to paint this mundane subject is beyond me.