2017 BP Portrait Award shortlist:
I had a look around Thomas Ehretsmann’s website, and I’m impressed by how finely he controls his edges.
I put on an entry several times, this year I cannot be bothered anymore, as the policy changes, some end “loosends” and other ends seems " tightends…" its not as the same as before. Maybe you will understand what I mean if you see the whole lot exhibited. They come on tour here in Edinburgh during the summer time.
I wasn’t blown away by any of the top 3 selected works. I thought Sullivan and Williams had some better works on their websites than their entries into the competition.
That being said, I’ve noticed in general my preferences seem to differ from those selected as winners for the BP. Many (if not most) times I would have chosen different winners from the subset we can see.