Raymar Art Painting Competition Finalists (September 2009)

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   Finalist
Award Sponsor: Raymar Art
Judge: Clint Watson

The E Train by Robin Cheers
12 x 8 Oil

Judge's Comments: I'm always a sucker for depictions of "everyday life" painted in an interesting way. Love the bold brushwork in this painting and the way the composition draws me in, inviting me to look at every element of this painting while always returning to the central figure. - Clint Watson







   Finalist
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Judge: Clint Watson

Pure Gold by C. E. Norton
11 x 14 Oil

Judge's Comments: Wonderful loose brushwork, great lighting, plus who can resist a friendly dog? What is he looking at? - Clint Watson







   Finalist
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Judge: Clint Watson

Expectations by Abby Warman
8 x 10 Oil

Judge's Comments: Looks like an outing with a father, son and their dog. Great brushwork, love the looseness of this painting. Good job on the "alien factor" red on the child's hat and shirt...drawing the eye to the child....balanced nicely with the american flag over on the left just to provide a little "pop." - Clint Watson







   Finalist
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Judge: Clint Watson

"Patzcauro Morning" by Ned Mueller
18" x 24" Oil

Judge's Comments: I just love genre paintings. Lots of figures and movement, it makes the viewer feel "dropped in" to another time and place. Great compositional elements handled masterfully in this panting. - Clint Watson







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Judge: Clint Watson

"QUIET REVERIE" by Scott Mattlin
16" x 12" Oil

Judge's Comments: Beautiful bold brushwork, I really wish I could see this painting up-close and in person. Masterful lighting. Just enough of the edge of the face to play make that the definite focal point but not so much to make it a "portrait" which allows the viewer to "enter" this painting. - Clint Watson







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Judge: Clint Watson

Evening Sun by Kathleen Dunphy
30 x 40 Oil

Judge's Comments: Wow. Incredible light in this paniting. The backlit effect is particularly effective and the handling of the reflections in the water is just amazing. Light and dark areas are compositionally balanced well. - Clint Watson







   Finalist
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Judge: Clint Watson

"Walking the Dog in Style, Paris" by Barbara Flowers
24 x 12 Oil

Judge's Comments: Great strong focal point with the strong red coat...echoed in the awning in the background. Neat composition with the tall, narrow canvas. Again, just a great little "slice of life." Would love to be sitting at that little cafe enjoying an espresso. - Clint Watson







   Finalist
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Judge: Clint Watson

Down to the Beach by Jim Wodark
16 x 12 Oil

Judge's Comments: Nice soft brushwork and wonderful use of color. I love how the darks and lights work with each other but provide a lot of variation to delight the eye. THe two figures...the "alien factor" in the painting makes an obvious focual point and is place well in the composition near the golden mean. - Clint Watson







   Finalist
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Judge: Clint Watson

A Chance of Rain by Greg LaRock
11 x 14 Oil

Judge's Comments: Nice perspective, great brush work, interesting color and a great subject. What more could you ask for in a painting? - Clint Watson







   Finalist
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Judge: Clint Watson

Jessica's Sister by Dan Beck
16" x 12" Oil

Judge's Comments: A beautiful nude. Nice soft edges and they get even "softer" at the edge of the canvas. I feel like we're peeking inside someone's dream. Nice large "white" area offseting the "face factor" creating a nice play to draw the eye out to the edge...around the painting and then inevitably back to th432e beautiful face. - Clint Watson







   Finalist
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Judge: Clint Watson

Reverie by Jacquelyn Bischak
20 x 25 Oil

Judge's Comments: great realism and nice ply of almost "two" color palettes - the warmer colors of the figure and the greener colors of everything else. And wow! Look at the light on her hair. What is she thinking about? This painting hits on all cylinders - composition, color, subject matter. - Clint Watson







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: Raymar Art
Judge: Clint Watson

Blimp over Burbank by William Wray
36 x 24 Oil

Judge's Comments: I LOVE paintings like this. I mean, who would dare to paint some old railroad tracks, a ratty old van and a blimp? Telephone poles down in an industrial area? The artist has taken the mundane and made it sublime, the paly of the dramatic yellow light against the dark foreground just makes this painting into something special. - Clint Watson