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The Beauty of Pacific Grove
by Kevin Courter
Oil 30 x 36

Entered in: 5th Annual Competition Month #5- February 2011

Judge's Comments: I love a good seascape, and this one is a beauty! I selected this painting because of the interesting interplay between the foreground and background. The strong contrasts of light and shadow in the foreground give way to interest found in the atmospheric treatment of the distant coastline. I have spent much time admiring the close values presented in the rocks and coves of the distance only to be drawn back to the contrasts in the near rocks and water. The artist has threw in a luminous sky for good measure. Iím transported ...a slight breeze, salt in the air, the sound of the surf .Iím there! - Robert Lemler