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Finalist
Award Sponsor: Raymar Art

Chasing the Light
by Barbara Lussier
Oil 30 x 40

Entered in: October 2009
http://barbaralussiergallery.com

Judge's Comments: Marked by a powerful design and graceful composition, “Chasing the Light” exudes restraint and intent. This piece speaks beautifully to the artists’ discipline not only in obvious study from life, but in the execution of a painting that could easily be rendered with “too much” - too much color, too much saturation, too much contrast. I enjoy the subtle temperature shifts in the receding water, and the tiny areas of red and bright yellow in the clouds. The artist has done an excellent job in engaging the viewer’s eye and allowing it to enjoy the whole canvas. - Chris Saper