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Union Station, LA
by Suzanne DeCuir
Oil 18 x 24

Entered in: October 2009

Judge's Comments: “Union Station. LA” demonstrates the artist’s confidence in composition and brushwork. This painting is loaded with interesting rhythms and shapes, and edges. I am visually delighted to move through a rectilinear plane into a somewhat curvilinear plane, and then return to the organic shape of the figure. In this painting, there is a very strong and pleasing abstract quality to the value shapes that comprise the work’s design. I enjoy the very subtle use of desaturated color, using yellow in the foreground, moving to red, than finally to blue and violet, the same pattern of color shifts that occur in atmospheric perspective, although in a considerable more compressed space. - Chris Saper