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Scenic dr, Carmel
by Jesse Powell
Oil 10 x 14

Entered in: 6th Annual Competition Month #8- July 2012

Judge's Comments: I was immediately captivated by the simplicity of this gorgeous little coastal scene. In this charming painting, Jesse has successfully captured the moist and muggy beach atmosphere. By using a limited palette, the artist has created a sense of color harmony throughout the painting. I also love how the artist loosely indicated the figures on the beach by using mere dabs of paint. Jesse managed to capture the essence of this elusive subject matter beautifully. The figures, possibly strategically placed, create an S curve, gently leading the eye to the breakers. The handling of the surf is exquisite - brilliantly rendered using the upmost simplification and economy of brush stroke. - Jennifer McChristian