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Award Sponsor: RayMar Art

Yampa Valley Skies
by Kim Casebeer
Oil 24 x 36

Entered in: 6th Annual Competition Month #5 -April 2012

Judge's Comments: Kim has a unique ability to show depth in a painting while also creating drama the skies and the land. The colors and shapes of the clouds provides that moment of transcendence that is the difference between a emotional interpretation of a place and merely a re-creation of a locale. I also love the abstract leanings of the piece and the way the actual paint is not hidden. I want to be able to see the artist's hand at work and that is all visible here. The way the rain fall is literally dripping from the clouds is absolutely perfect--simple, natural and true. beautiful - Joshua Rose