It got accepted! This painting has been accepted into the R.I. 199th Exhibition. This means that next year I will be able to make an application to be considered for membership. I am so happy, and relieved. Often when working away in splendid isolation niggles of doubt creep in about ones ability to paint and it is so good to receive conformation from people whose work you respect that you are doing OK. I am going to have asparagus and poached egg for my lunch now, by way of a celebration!