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Finalist
Award Sponsor: Raymar Art

The Collector
by Elizabeth Pollie
Oil 18 x 24

Entered in: March 2010
http://www.elizabethpollie.com

Judge's Comments: One of the reasons I love this is that itís not predictable. Too many still life paintings today mimic a couple of top artists. This was an unexpected delight. The light is strong and dramatic yet not stark and the grays and neutrals, almost atonalistic with a scraped feel, make the painting feel very contemporary yet still in the realm of classic. Usually objects equally spaced donít work yet this seems to because of the shadows and the background image, which attracts my eye. This is a very wonderful piece. - Eric Rhoads