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Five Small Boats
by Deborah Tilby
Oil 18 x 18

Entered in: 8th Annual Competition Month #9 - December 2014

Judge's Comments: What struck me about this painting was the composition. She knew just what to leave out and what to keep in. She guides us from the foreground to the background with ropes that are artfully and carefully positioned to do just that. Her use of color in certain areas and not in others is also masterful. The subtle shifts in how the boats lie in the sand are carefully orchestrated. A slight tilt here or there leads us through the painting. This is an example of simplicity at its best. - Camille Przewodek