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Award Sponsor: Raymar Art

Studied at the Repin
by William Schneider
Oil 16 x 11

Entered in: 5th Annual Competition Month #3- December 2010

Judge's Comments: I love the brush work in this portrait, plus the subtle and sensitive value changes in the half tones. A lot of portraits look labored; this painting shows that with patience and careful study putting the right brush stroke in the right place and not smoothing every thing out creates a wonderful life study. - Susan Lyon