Our fifth Commended Entry for Jackson’s Open Painting Prize has been announced! During the JOPP entry period, we will be commending one entry each week that we think is of exceptional quality. All commended entries are automatically added to the longlist meaning they will be considered for the six Category Prizes, the People’s Choice Award, the Shortlist and the Overall Prize. To submit your work, please go to our Jackson’s Open Painting Prize Website.
Commended Entry: Sharon Hurst
‘Purring In The Sunshine’
Watercolour and pencil
‘Soft and gentle, a moment of sheer delight and the gentle humming purr… I want to stroke his head and feel the warmth of the sunshine on his fur.’
Jackson’s Judging Panel:
‘Possibly the cutest entry we’ve received so far! Sharon’s wonderful watercolour is cheerful and calm – her painting perfectly captures a soft, warm light and the sleepy bliss of a snuggly cat. Her subtle yet colourful washes around the cat’s face and ears capture the velvety, fluffy feel of fur, emphasized further by the stunningly white highlights under its chin. A very delightful painting!’