Your author isn’t a watercolourist as such, but I did notice that this competition is open to those that use acrylics in the same way as watercolours which is an interesting distinction I thought. I’m not sure I could measure where watercolouring stopped and ordinary painting began – but it’s not up to me thankfully!! Anyway, in case you’re interested here’s the details for you. (The painting is from one done a couple of years ago called Lost Horizons)
A late notification, but there’s still time as the deadline is noon on the 30th January.
The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour have an open competition with several awards available – the top one being £2,500.
Details here and on the website
Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour 202nd Open Exhibition 2014
Media: Watercolour or any water soluble colour, any use of acrylic must be handled as a watercolour. Paintings must be under glass and should not be executed on hardboard
Submission requirements: Register online here
Conditions: Up to six paintings may be submitted maximum of 4 will be selected. All work must be for sale, minimum price £450. Item no taller than 2.4m (8ft). Works must not have been previously exhibited in London
Location: Mall Galleries, The Mall, London, SW1. Handing in at London and Bristol – Queen’s Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1PX
Costs: £12 for each painting. £6 per work for artists aged 35 and under. 45% commission of works sold
Prizes: The Turner Watercolour Award of £2,500; Winsor & Newton/RI Members’ Group Award; RI/Winsor & Newton Young Artists Award (aged under 30); The Debra Manifold Memorial Award presented by the Linda Blackstone Gallery; The Donald Blake Award and The Rowland Hilder Award presented by Lincoln Joyce Fine Art; Frank Herring & Sons Easel Awards; St Cuthberts Mill Award; The Arts Club Award; The Matt Bruce RI Memorial Award; The Ranelagh Press Award; The Buzzacott Award
Contact: 020 7930 6844
Deadline for application or entries: Noon, 30th January 2014
Exhibition dates: 2nd to 19th April 2014