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September Best of Show
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art

Aries
by Daniel Bilmes
Oil 60 x 96

Entered in: 8th Annual Competition Month #6 - September 2014
http://danielbilmes.com

Judge's Comments: I found Danielís painting to be particularly appealing for several reasons: When judging the basics (drawing, values, color, edges, composition), it meets my expectations, and tells of an artist with advanced painting skills. The overall mood created in the painting, and the artistís use of design and expertly controlled value patterns, mixed with a variety of textures and technique, creates an interest that goes beyond first impressions of what might have been the actual scene (a taxidermic ram on display at a museum of natural history perhaps?). Depicting wildlife in art has been of special interest to me as of late, and I find this piece to be very inspiring! - Daniel Keys