Seascapes and landscapes are such great subjects for watercolour! We loved seeing all the beautiful paintings that were submitted. Thank you to everyone who entered. After much consideration we are pleased to announce that the Jackson’s judging panel has chosen ‘Hidden Path’ by Sophie Rodinov as the overall winner of the Summer Seascapes and Landscapes Watercolour Competition. We chose this painting because of its painterly qualities and the sense of atmosphere – you almost feel like you are on a walk in the damp woods! We also have two People’s Choice Awards that have been decided by public vote – thank you to everyone who participated in the voting. All three winners will receive impressive Schmincke Horadam Watercolour prizes.
You can view all 25 brilliant watercolour paintings that made the shortlist here.
Overall winner, chosen by Jackson’s Judging Panel
‘Hidden Path’ by Sophie Rodionov
Description: Watercolour painting which was started on location and finished in a studio.
Medium: Watercolour (Daniel Smith, Holbein, Schmincke Horadam) on paper. 38 x 56cm
Sophie will receive a Schmincke Horadam Watercolour Paint Set of 24 Full Pans worth £175 RRP.
People’s Choice Award – 1st Place
‘Kayak’s View 3’ by Cathy Veale
Description: Painted with a view from a kayak looking towards the Purbeck Cliffs of Dorset.
Medium: Watercolour (Winsor and Newton and White Knights), 62cm x 71cm
Cathy will receive a Schmincke Horadam Watercolour 12 Half Pan Set worth £68 RRP.
People’s Choice Award – 2nd Place
‘Lizard Peninsula’ by Anita Bhatia
Description: Lizard’s Peninsula southern most tip of England is such an inspiring location. The sea, the hills, the flowers, the lovely open sky, all of it coming together to make this beauty landscape. Just could not help but create it in watercolours.
Medium: Camel Watercolours, 18 x 24cm
Anita will receive a Schmincke Horadam Watercolour 12 Half Pan Set worth £68 RRP.