In a Pig's Eye!
Watercolour and Coloured Pencil
Image Size: 14" x 11"
When I first began entering juried art shows, I was pretty cocky. The first time
I was rejected for a juried show, it was explained that my work was "too
photographic". The rejected piece, "Woodpile
Snack", later went on to win awards, but the first time it happened
I was shocked, too naive to realize that a jury is made up of people, and not
everyone has the same tastes in art.
I created this piece to express how I felt about the jury's choices. The winning
pieces are depicted hanging on the walls of the gallery. The following year,
a piece of mine won an award in this same show, so you never can tell what will
appeal. It all depends on who is jurying and what they like.
One of these days, I would like to re-do this piece as an acrylic painting and
make prints of it.