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Finalist
Award Sponsor: Raymar Art

"Christopher"
by A Westerberg
Oil 24 x 14

Entered in: November 2009
http://www.aaronwesterberg.com

Judge's Comments: Evocative atmosphere. This painting exemplifies solid draftsmanship through and through. The beautifully rendered face is the unmistakable focal point. Look how effortlessly it was painted, yet notice the sculptural power of the head. It completely defines itself in three-dimensional space its solid. Sargent would be proud. Against the obvious focal point of the face the artist has even used transparency, along with soft dreamy edges, to his advantage in the rest of the painting to take your eye right where he wants it to go. Beautiful edges! Again, everything seems so effortlessly painted; it speaks of confidence both in how it was painted and its emotional content -Superb Painting! - Bryce Cameron Liston