I first posted this painting a couple months ago and it received a lot of attention and approval. I entered it in the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Show, thinking I had a good chance with this piece of getting in. WRONG. Oh well, wait 'til next year, as they say.
About juried shows: I have long since learned that not being accepted into a show doesn't mean you're a bad artist. It means that one particular juror was not looking for the painting you submitted. I've heard jurors say things like, "I needed more landscapes (or figures, or still lifes, or abstracts)". I've gone to shows where my work was not accepted and looked, incredulously, at the abominations that DID get in. One thing for sure, most jurors have seen every "typical subject" a thousand times. They are not impressed with a beautiful flower, sunset, bowl of fruit, figure,etc. no matter how skillfully done. They want a new, creative approach to that "typical subject."