Do I have to use paint? You can create a picture in any medium you like as long as you can do it in a day. Oils, watercolours, acrylic, pastels, pen and ink, linocuts and mixed media but you must be able to create it in day. We don't accept photography.
Can I make some outlines or preparatory sketches on my canvas/board? All materials must be blank and not pre-prepared with background or other preparatory sketches but we will accept primed surfaces.
Can I paint anywhere in the city? Yes, but don't stray too far in case you can't get back in time! And please remember don’t do anything that would break the law or cause a public nuisance while painting. Common sense is the watchword.
Can I enter a picture I painted beforehand? No, the whole idea and fun of Pintar Rapido is that everyone creates a picture from scratch in just one day.
Why do I have to go to the Town Hall first before I get painting? Because we need to see your Artist’s Pass and put a small stamp on the back of your painting as proof that you started the day with it completely blank.
Can I submit more than one picture? You can buy an Artist's Pass, which allows you to submit one or two artwork. Buy Artist's Pass here
Can I leave bags and stuff at the Town Hall while I am out creating my picture? Yes, we have an area where artists leave their bags, frames etc.
Do I have to paint outdoors? We like everyone to paint outdoors, because that’s the essence of Pintar Rapido. However, if you can’t do so or really don’t want to, we will accept pictures painted inside a public building. But before doing so, you must get permission from the venue manager.
Is there a maximum or minimum size for entries? No, but all entries need a hanger on the back, and a frame is advisable because it helps you sell the picture.
Can I bring my finished artwork back to Chelsea Old Town Hall anytime during Saturday ? Yes, any time before 6pm as we close at 7pm.
Does my picture have to be framed? Framing isn't essential but you must attach a hanging hook and wire/cord to the back of your picture.
How will unframed pictures be hung? Canvases and boards must have a hanging hook or wire/cord on the back. Other pictures will be hung with double-sided Velcro or pinned directly to the display panels.
Who decides what price my picture should be exhibited at? You decide the selling price but if you have not sold a picture before, because you are true armature, use our guide price of between £50- £249. If you are confident about pricing because you have sold before feel free to set your own selling price.
How much will I receive from the sale? You receive half of the selling price.
How do I get paid? You will be paid by Electronic Bank Transfer into your bank account by the end of the month.
What happens if my picture isn’t sold? You can collect it to take home between 5.30pm and 6pm on Sunday once the public have left the exhibition. As we can't store paintings that are not collected, all uncollected pictures will be donated to charity. If you can’t collect your own picture after 5.30 pm on the day, please authorise someone else to do it for you and let us know when you hand it in. We will check IDs for those collecting paintings, but you can also use your 2-Day Artist’s Pass for this purpose.
Are there any age restrictions for participating artists? Yes, artists must be over 16 unless they are accompanied by an adult in which case they can be younger.