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Finalist
Award Sponsor: Raymar Art

Effulgent
by David Cheifetz
Oil 24 x 20

Entered in: November 2009
http://davidcheifetz.com/

Judge's Comments: Glowing ambiance. I was struck by the unusual and very effective lighting of this piece. The warm, radiant light shinning from below really brings the viewer’s attention to the girl’s beautiful face. The draftsmanship of the figure is very well done--a solid and beautiful figure. The unfinished edges of the painting juxtaposed with the tightly rendered figure is a wonderful effect, and I love the overall analogous brown tones. I’m intrigued by the lighting direction and by the fact that it echoes the upside-down triangle composition. The triangular composition is further accentuated by the pot in the upper right corner. Very nice job. - Bryce Cameron Liston