Dusk Reflections, pastel on board by Adriana Meiss
I learned today that this painting and a larger one were accepted in the Northeast National Pastel Exhibit at Old Forge! It was just the kind of good news I needed, after two disappointing rejections, one from another show and one from a plein air event.
My work has been rejected many, many times, and even though I try to take things in stride, somehow when rejections come one after another they amount to a big blow and I usually begin to question my art, at least for a little while. This time I did not have time for that. I've been busy working on two large paintings and can only think ahead, to when they are finally finished. It's something to keep in mind next time I submit work to a competition.