Raymar Art Painting Competition Finalists (8th Annual Competition Month #7 - October 2014)

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   October Best of Show
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Elizabeth Robbins

Still Life with Corn & Sunflowers by Daniel Keys
24 x 20 Oil

Judge's Comments: Beautiful painting. Love the edge quality. there are wonderful lost and found edges and the color harmony is sumptuous. The placement of the fruit and corn help lead your eye to the dahlias. there is enough detail to know what your looking at but enough mystery that keeps the viewer's attention. This is a painting I could look at for hours. - Elizabeth Robbins







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Elizabeth Robbins

Memories Of My Grandmother by Ann Kraft Walker
11 x 14 Oil

Judge's Comments: The placement of the fruit and twigs help move the eye through out this painting. The silver is done beautifully. Love the red reflection from the persimmons. - Elizabeth Robbins







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Elizabeth Robbins

A New Direction by Kami Mendlik
6 x 6 Oil

Judge's Comments: Love the abstract quality of this painting. So little information yet so powerful. Beautiful simple shapes tell the story while the color harmony makes you want to just sit and continue to watch the sun set. - Elizabeth Robbins







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Elizabeth Robbins

Innocence by Anna Bain
28 x 12 Oil

Judge's Comments: Art work should bring about emotion. What little girl didn't play ballerina when they were young. This painting tells a beautiful story but the long vertical format is different and and makes us want to walk up to the little girls dancing. The thinness and sketchiness of the paint quality in the foreground is just right as it leads us up to the focal point where more detail and thicker paint quality exists. even the little white coloring book off to the lower left helps break up the space and creates more interesting shapes. - Elizabeth Robbins







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Elizabeth Robbins

Spring is Coming by Deborah Tilby
18 x 24 Oil

Judge's Comments: Wonderful composition. The road and the shadow patterns lead us through the painting to settle on the house and structures in the background. The harmony in this painting is beautiful. - Elizabeth Robbins







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Elizabeth Robbins

Manhattan Sun by Mark Lague
24 x 48 Oil

Judge's Comments: Street scenes are pretty common but loved the edge quality on this painting. The very thin washing application on the front taxi is a little peak into the artist beginnings. Lots of abstract shapes that give the illusion of cars and buildings. Well done - Elizabeth Robbins







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Elizabeth Robbins

Man at the Cheese Counter by James Crandall
20.125" x 13.6" Oil

Judge's Comments: Love all the temperature shifts in this painting. subtle temperature shifts help change the plan on the face and these are done wonderfully. Love the abstract quality of the background. It's not overworked. The little spots of red behind his face are brilliant. - Elizabeth Robbins







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Elizabeth Robbins

incense by Robert Lemler
20" x 16" Oil

Judge's Comments: This painting is done so well. So little information yet so powerful. There is just enough light and shadow that create the forms. There is a beautiful rhythm of darks connected to darks and lights connected to light. This painting is proof that you don't need to have a lot of value change in one object to create it's form. - Elizabeth Robbins







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Elizabeth Robbins

Golden Meadows by John McCartin
73cm x 110cm Oil

Judge's Comments: This painting reminds me of so many old master landscapes. Typical subject matter but the light coming from the upper left corner is beautifully done. You can feel the warmth on the back of the cows. The value relationships in the shadow areas of the cows is done very well. The cast shadows of the cows are connected beautifully which helps create one abstract shape of dark thus directing the eye through the painting. - Elizabeth Robbins







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Elizabeth Robbins

Monhegan Boat Beach by Bryan Whitehead
24 inches x 30 inches Oil

Judge's Comments: Harmony in this painting is great. The simplicity of the foreground is perfect. So little information yet the viewer knows thats a rocky path leading up to the boats. The dark shape on the right keeps us in the painting and allows the viewer to come back and look some more. The warm and cools in the sky are wonderful. - Elizabeth Robbins







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Elizabeth Robbins

Backed into a Damn Corner by David Cheifetz
16 x 20 Oil

Judge's Comments: This painting gets points on originality. It's a story that each viewer can make up on their own. My version is that there are people that don't know how beautiful they are or haven't reached their potential. They are looking on to another person that has realized how beautiful they are and they decided to shine and show the world that all it takes is a little courage to step into the light and let your light shine. Besides a great story, it's painted really well. - Elizabeth Robbins







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Elizabeth Robbins

Roses & Lilies by Daniel Keys
11 x 24 Oil

Judge's Comments: As a rose painter myself, this painting just sings. The rhythm of the flowers just takes us through the painting so beautifully. The Shadows have very little information so that the lights sing to us. Just breathtaking! - Elizabeth Robbins