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Award Sponsor: RayMar Art

by A Westerberg
Oil 31 x 15

Entered in: 6th Annual Competition Month #9 - August 2012

Judge's Comments: I was drawn to this work by the subtle use of complimentary colors of the background in contrast to the model's coat. It is simply composed in a very shallow space and exhibits technical mastery of the medium, but it goes further. I was so captivated by the beauty of the work that I initially missed the fact that the young woman is holding a hatchet. I laughed. This detail totally changed my thinking about the piece. What is she about to do? - Michael Godfrey