Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Painter-Stainers Prize

Above is the winning painting of the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2012, worth £15,000: Still life with electric fan by Antony Williams (CLICK). Offhand, I can't think of a more boring subject. The exhibition of 98 entries opened today at the Mall Galleries in London. I looked at 70 of these mainly horrible works before I ran out of patience (CLICK). Alongside the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers' show and promising a far better quality of art is the annual exhibition of The Wapping Group of Artists: London and its River. This group meets every week between April and September to paint en plein air agreed stretches of the River Thames. Below is Paul Banning's excellent Still Evening Queenborough. 100 paintings are on show. Both exhibitions are free with a total of nearly 200 paintings (title link).


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