Raymar Art Painting Competition Finalists (8th Annual Competition Month #11- February 2015)

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   February Best of Show
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Jacqueline Kamin

Deux barques a la Roussille. by goineau raphaŽle
50 cm x 65 cm Oil

Judge's Comments: What drew me to this painting was its strong design and its painterly handling. The artist has created a compelling image with the depth created by the lily pads against the reflections; more intense chroma against colorlessness; and the deft drawing in the boats. - Jacqueline Kamin







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Jacqueline Kamin

Nasturtiums by Carol Arnold
7 x 14 Oil

Judge's Comments: I felt this painting has an inventive use of color and space. The positioning of the plant at a diagonal across the canvas allows the viewer to enter the painting and then look further. - Jacqueline Kamin







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Jacqueline Kamin

Awaiting Redemption by Steve Wilda
21 x 31 Acrylic

Judge's Comments: The extraordinary use of this difficult medium and the skill exhibited impressed me. As I observed this painting, I was increasingly drawn into its wonderful use of edges and subtlety of color. - Jacqueline Kamin







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Jacqueline Kamin

Piazza San Michele (Lucca) by James Crandall
19.5" x 29" Oil

Judge's Comments: The design of this painting creates a time and space that the viewer wants to engage in. Technically it is well done; the drawing is excellent, as wells the color and paint quality and together they keep me visually entertained. - Jacqueline Kamin







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Jacqueline Kamin

After the Storm-Rajisthan by Ned Mueller
8 x 12 Oil

Judge's Comments: I love the movement created by the perspective of the procession receding into the distance. It creates a mood with the evening light that transports the viewer to a distant land. - Jacqueline Kamin







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Jacqueline Kamin

La Dama Misteriosa by Kyla Shackelford
36 x 28 Oil

Judge's Comments: This portrait has presence. In such a challenging subject, she has done a wonderful job in capturing the attitude and gesture of the model, while increasing the intrigue in this unusual portrayal of an intricately painted, masked and costumed figure. - Jacqueline Kamin







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Jacqueline Kamin

Lapis Lazuli by Michael Siegel
13 x 8 Oil

Judge's Comments: Two of the most rare qualities in painting are achieving beautiful size and placement. I feel this painting has done just that. His delicate treatment of light flowing over the objects transcends the mundanity of the objects themselves, leading the viewer through the painting. - Jacqueline Kamin







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Jacqueline Kamin

Dreaming of Sargent by Erica Norelius
- x - Oil

Judge's Comments: She has created a strong image using light against dark. Her design and handling of the figure make this a compelling portrait. - Jacqueline Kamin







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Jacqueline Kamin

Maiko Satohana by Phil Couture
53cm x 33cm Oil

Judge's Comments: This painting shows the way in which vignettes naturally occur. The designódark against lightómakes a strong visual image and I really responded to the painterly handling of the kimono and decorations in her hair. - Jacqueline Kamin







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Jacqueline Kamin

Defiance by Charles Young Walls
40 x 30 Oil

Judge's Comments: This painting is a wonderful narrative of a soldier caught in the heat of battle. He has captured an atmosphere that convinces the viewer she is in the midst of smoke and fire. - Jacqueline Kamin







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Jacqueline Kamin

Prince of Thieves by Krystal Brown
20 x - Oil

Judge's Comments: The paint quality as well as the size and placement made this a powerful image in my mind. - Jacqueline Kamin







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Jacqueline Kamin

Madness of Odysseus by Marc Chatov
14 x 11 Oil

Judge's Comments: The gesture in this portrait is convincing. He has picked a challenging perspective and done an excellent job with the drawing. He seems to have captured a feeling of life. - Jacqueline Kamin