I have included some quotes and links to the ROI website and the Mall Galleries site below. Below is also an image of my painting. It was painted outside with some finishing touches added in the studio, I wanted to keep it simple and focus on warm and cool colours and subtle light (something I am trying to investigate further in my work) . I felt the composition lent itself to a panoramic with the strong horizontal lines being broken up with the verticals of the masts.
The Packing Shed - Mersea Island Oil on Board
"The Institute's aim is to uphold the age-old tradition of painting in oils, whilst giving encouragement to outstanding young oil painters of our time."
"The only major national art society that is devoted exclusively to oil painting, featuring a wide variety of contemporary landscape, figurative and still-life paintings by some of the finest established artists working in oil today, alongside work by non-members." www.mallgalleries.org.uk