Royal Institute of Oil Painters

I am awarded 3rd Prize at ROI Art Event Evening by Michele Del Campo

_MG_4277 ENGLISH: To my surprise, the same Ian Cryer, president of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI), and Adebanji Alade, another ROI artist, were among the three models at the annual Art Event Evening. Ian put on a very interesting outfit and it was not easy to capture the fleeting shadow that the hat projected on his face, as any slight movement of his head would change its extension and shape. However that contrast created by the shadow against the light on his face was really interesting to paint. We had just above 2 hours to do the painting (3 hours with 3 breaks), and in such a short time there are no possibilities to finish a painting the way one wants, but it is all about capturing the essence. I was so happy when I was called on the stage at the end, to receive the third prize for my portrait, from the hands of the same president Ian Cryer.

ESPAÑOL: Me sorprendió que el mismo Ian Cryer, presidente de la Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) y Adebanji Alade, otro artista, miembro de ROI, fueran entre los tres modelos del anual Art Event Evening. Ian se puso un atuendo muy interesante, y no fue sencillo representar la sombra fluctuante que el gorro le dibujaba en la cara, ya que cualquier pequeño movimiento cambiaba dramáticamente su extensión y su forma. De todas maneras ese contraste de luz y sombra era muy interesante de pintar. Teníamos solamente 2 horas para pintar (3 horas en total, pero con 3 pausas), así que no se podía acabar el cuadro demo uno quiere, solamente daba tiempo de capturar la esencia. ¡Me alegró muchísimo al final el ser llamado en el escenario para recibir el tercer premio por manos del mismo presidente Ian Cryer.

I'm awarded joint 2nd Prize at the ROI Art Event Evening by Michele Del Campo

mg_7767-bl1 ENG: Yesterday night was very special for me as I took part to the ROI Art Event Evening at the Mall Galleries, sponsored by Winsor & Newton. Non-associated artists had the privilege to paint for three hours alongside the ROI (Royal Institute of OilPainters) members from a selection of three models, while the public could observe us at close-distance. The environment was very friendly and inspiring, and it was such a privilege to be painting alongside wonderful and well-known painters from the Society. I was quite nervous in the beginning because I was challenging myself after a long three months period away from the brushes. I didn't have the easy touch that I normally have when I am in full activity, but the pressure and the adrenaline came to help. A great news came, at the end of the available time for painting, as I was awarded the joint Second Prize for my portrait! Certainly a very good way to resume my painting activity.

ESP: La noche pasada fue muy especial para mi al tomar parte en el ROI Art Event Evening en la Mall Galleries, esponsorizada por Winsor & Newton. Pintores no asociados tuvimos el privilegio de pintar por tres horas junto a los miembros del Royal Institute of Oil Painters desde tres modelos a elegir, y delante de un público que nos observaba desde muy cerca. El ambiente era muy amigable e inspirador y fue un gran privilegio pintar junto a pintores muy conocidos y de mucho nivel. Estaba bastante nervioso en principio porque me retaba a hacer un retrato en tan solo tres horas, y después de un largo período de tres meses alejado de la pintura. No tenía la pincelada fácil como en los días de actividad regular, pero la presión y la adrenalina me ayudaron. Al caducar el tiempo disponible para pintar vino una noticia maravillosa, mi retrato había ganado el segundo premio compartido con otra artista! Fue la mejor manera de volver a la actividad pictórica.

ROI Annual Exhibition by Michele Del Campo

"Rubbish", oil on linen, 100x150cm Mall Galleries The Mall (near Trafalgar Square) London, SW1

Tel: 020 7930 6844

Private View: Tuesday 10 December (2-8pm)

Opens to public: Wednesday 11 December 10am-5pm

Closes: Saturday 21 December 1pm

ENGLISH: My painting "Rubbish" has been selected to be in the Royal Institute of Oil Painters annual exhibition at the Mall Gallery. Please come along to see it, it would be also a great chance to see some of the most famous and talented British oil painters. Works are available to Browse and Buy online at www.mallgalleries-shows.com

 

ESPAÑOL: Mi cuadro "Basura" ha sido seleccionado para la exposición anual de la Royal Institute of Oil Painters en la Mall Gallery. Si puedes, vén a verlo, será también una buena ocasión para ver algunos de los más famosos y talentosos pintores al óleo británicos. Los cuadros están disponibles para ser adquiridos también online en www.mallgalleries-shows.com

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