Twitter was positively ablaze after the first episode of RTÉ's amateur artist competition Painting The Nation - in case you missed it, you can watch the episode in full via RTÉ Player here.

For their inaugural Exhibition Challenge, our part-time Picassos had to offer their unique take on one of Ireland's most scenic locations: Powerscourt Waterfall, in Co. Wicklow. Let's take a look at who made the grade, and who didn't...

Exhibition Challenge winner: DAVID MONAGHAN

Nineteen-year old Wexford man David wowed the judges with his impressionistic take:

Eliminated: KEVIN MCCANN

In a controversial move, renaissance man Kevin became the first contestant to pack up his easel:

The Best Of The Rest - AGNIESZKA RYAN:

LOUISE TREACY:

SINEAD LAWLESS:

SINEAD MCCARTHY:

ALAN RYAN

Fancy a bash yourself? Submit your work to Painting The Nation's Big Picture challenge here.

Painting the Nation, Sundays, 7.30pm, RTÉ One