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Hard Times: Portrait of Bill
by Warren Chang
Oil 36 x 24

Entered in: November 2009

Judge's Comments: Emotional impact. This is a striking painting of the human condition without being preachy. Such wondrous grays and browns, beautiful tonality. This painting is a definite winner. I was instantly drawn into the face of the subject--what well-structured features, what character, what a story this manís eyes tell. Even though the cup is very bright and intense I did not find it distracting. I continued to find my attention drawn into the subjectís face and contemplating the social impact of the subject matter. Itís a heavy hitter. Timeless and very well done. - Bryce Cameron Liston