Fountains Abbey, Acrylic on Canvas, My Wildcard entry (as seen last night on Sky Landscape artist 2018), but not by me as I don’t have Sky :(

Fountains Abbey, Acrylic on Canvas, My Wildcard entry (as seen last night on Sky Landscape artist 2018), but not by me as I don’t have Sky :(
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Well done for getting to the stage you did Justin, there is always next year, and now you’ve had the initial experience, next time will be a doddle for you! I think this is a wonderful colourful interpretation of the abbey, it reminds me a little of John Pipers ecclesiastical works.

Most attractive colours. Well done for getting as far as you did in the competition.

This is blooming gorgeous. Well done for entering and getting invited along. You deserved that place as your works amazing. The colours in this are stunning.

Well done, Justin. This is a fabulous painting and I love the colours, it looks very majestic. I’m assuming you painted this in acrylics.

Well done Justin, I think your painting is really lovely, the colours are beautiful. It must have been quite a challenge, something I couldn't have done. You must try again next year!

Thank you all for the lovely comments, I shall certainly have a dip again next year. I have managed to watch the episode now and I pop up once or twice, which is really strange to see.

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In May I applied for the Sky Landscape and Portrait competitions, and I was enormously surprised to be offered a wildcard for the landscape event, as Fountains Abbey was the nearest event although still over two hours drive away, this was the one I chose. It was a beautiful day and it was extremely busy. I had a huge amount of positive comments throughout the day from other contestants, and members of the public who were visiting, even being graced by one or two comments from the judges. Unfortunately as you can guess I did not get through to the competition proper, but it was a great experience and I totally recommend any who are even thinking about it to just go ahead and apply next year. Incidentally this was the first picture I had done in the open 'ever' and I think it went quite well. I have streamlined my outdoor painting kits considerably because of this event as I took far too much equipment, and staggered to and from the Abbey as I did not have the Joan Bakewell golf cart to

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