Its all over

The grand result was a resounding draw which is good news for all involved. The first round of voting saw every artist have one picture with the same number of votes (2) – all that is except me (David), who had a different picture chosen by all voters! The second round saw three distinct groups appear but still no clear winner. Rather than declare it a draw I added the points of all the paintings in these three groups to see which artist was the most popular and came up with the following:

Sue (Cumbria)
Ingrid
Jane and Viv equal

The 4 prizes (of equal value) were rather arbitrarily allocated to the deserving winners.

For the record the groupings were:

Group 1
Absorbed by Viv
Comfort by Sue (Cumbria)
Fall by Ingrid
Softness by Jane

Group 2
Abandoned by Dave
Curiosity by Sue (Cumbria)
Pose by Ingrid
Softness by Sue (Middlesex)
Thrilling by Sue (Cumbria)

Group 3
Heroes by Ken
Hope by Jane
N Norfolk by Dave
Nurture by Viv
Stretch by Sue (Middlesex)
Swim by Ingrid

The real winner was the success of the club. The picture of the year showed the diversity of talent and indeed the diversity of opinion on what makes a good picture. There have been over 340 pictures published and up to 1200 page views a month (excluding contributors)

So to all you visitors who have been watching our sometimes painful progress towards painting competence please join in the fun by emailing me for a login. You don’t need to know us to join in and you will be most welcome whatever your standard. You will find my email on the about us page.

David

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These are the paintings which were first choice votes. I would like you all to vote again on these pictures choosing an a 1st, 2nd place and a 3rd place avoiding the ones you have already voted for or yourself (as if anyone would stoop so low!). I will add the new votes to the old votes (one point for each vote) and see if we come out with a winner. I am trying to drill down to the painting with the most overall approval. Painters in no particular order. If you think my voting system is flawed let me know because I haven’t given this a great deal of thought.

Please note: Any of these paintings may have collected more than one vote already but I am not saying which.

Heroes by Ken

heroes

Softness by Jane

Softness

Mothers by Sue Middx

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Nurture by Vivien

nurture

Pose by David

Sandra unwittingly posing

Walks by Sue Middx

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Bluebells by ken

bluebells

Absorbed by Vivien

absorbed

Holidays by Vivien

port gaverne

Softness by Ingrid

Polly in colour

Mother by David

Mother

Abandoned by Sue Cumbria

Going nowhere

Fall by Ken

fall 1low res

Taste by Jane

taste3

Bird’s Eye View by ken

bird's eye view

Simplicity by Sue Cumbria

simplicity1

Fall by Ingrid

fall

Softness by Sue Middx

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Textures by Vivien

Thrilling by Sue Middlesex

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Curiosity by Sue Cumbria

Curiosity

Abandonded by David

Society's abandoned people

Almost Midnight by Ingrid

ten-minutes-before-midnight_001

Rotation by Viv

spiral galaxy

Frozen by Dave

Frozen but having fun

Swim by Ingrid

swim

Comfort by Sue Cumbria

comfort

Hope by Jane

Hope Cove

Underground by David

Hounslow Underground Station

Silhouette by Ken

Simplicity by Jane

simplicity1

Thrilling by Sue Cumbria

Thrilling finish

North Norfolk Coats by Dave (Other Paintings)

Salt Marshes, Brancaster, North Norfolk

Pose by Ingrid

pose_001

Stretch by Sue Middlesex

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