The Sunday Times Watercolour competition 2018 exhibition ended its run in Basingstoke last week and I went along to have a look!
There were about 70 watercolour, gouache, acrylic and mixed media pieces in total across a whole range of subjects and styles. The three winning paintings were all huge! but that’s about all they had in common.
First prize The Prodigal Son by Sophie Charalamgous:
Second prize was Growth of the Soil by Michael Chance:
Third prize was Diving Boards, Crystal Palace by Richard Elliot:
My favourite painting that I could just fall into and stare at for ages was Rear Window by Adrian Coleman:
A few others that caught my eye and I liked very much:
and then there were some that I’d have been really interested to know the judges thinking behind selecting them over others: