I entered a small local show this weekend and received three 1st prizes. In one building where painting, decoupage, wood turning etc. is featured my scratchboard "I'm Looking at You" received 1st place in "Any Other Work".
Maggie (Nature Study" received 1st place in "Other Recognised Art Forms" in the art section which is held in another building. This is a second time prize for Nature Study with it being one of 10 finalists in the Aus. Artist magazine last month.
"Salisbury Iris" painted in oils received 1st place in the Open Section. I grew this iris from a bulb taken from my Mum's garden and the plant is flowering at the moment. I entered two paintings this one and "After the Rain" which didn't receive a place and when I entered them I thought maybe the rose had more of a chance of gaining a place than the iris but not the case.