The Tale of a Toad

The power of a painting to spark the imagination was perfectly illustrated at our 137th Annual Exhibition when‘Toad Writes a Letter’ by Sylvia Von Hartmann RSW inspired several stories. Here is one of those tales by Norma Brown from writers group Words on Canvas. Toad’s Message The thing about toads is they are quite hard …read more

Time for a Poetic Delicacy

A ‘poetry sandwich’ is the perfect description for what happened earlier this year at our 137th Annual Exhibition when a painting inspired by a poem inspired a new poem. The painting ‘The last tooth of time’ by Anthea Gage RSW (below) was inspired by the poem “My father’s watch” written by the well known American …read more

Poetry in Response to Fabriano Inspired Painting

One of the pleasures of visiting an RSW exhibition is experiencing the wide variety of subjects which inspire artists and imagining the story behind each painting. For several years the RSW has partnered with the writers group Words on Canvas to present an evening of new writing inspired by the paintings in the exhibition.  Snow …read more

137th RSW Open Annual Exhibition Celebrating Scottish Watercolours

The 137th RSW Open Annual Exhibition opens 5 February at the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh presenting over 180 new works by established and emerging Scottish watercolour artists.  It was open to all artists in Scotland and runs until 8 March 2018. A new work by Janet Melrose RSW features on our catalogue, poster and newsletter,  Over the past …read more

An Imaginative Response in Words to Paintings

Words on Canvas Thursday 29 January 2015 5.15pm – 6.45pm Take your imagination on a journey in an evening of poetry and prose inspired by the paintings in the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour 134th Annual Exhibition in the Royal Scottish Academy Building, The Mound, Edinburgh. Travel from one gallery to another, meeting a …read more