Raymar Art Painting Competition Finalists (April 2010)

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   Finalist
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Judge: Robert Spooner

Roses With Blue Bowl by Derek Penix
- x - Oil

Judge's Comments: Nice loose quality about this piece! Both the color of light and shadow reads well. The oblique lighting traveling across this painting has a very nice gradation from right to left. The color temperature is consistent with the light source in this interior set up. The pear properly (value and hues) appears in the shadow of the cup without loosing its color. Nice! - Robert Spooner







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Judge: Robert Spooner

Tea Party by Frankie Johnson
20 x 16 Oil

Judge's Comments: Here the brush work was exciting without being piled on. The background shapes are deliberate without being washy. The composition is very nice and the subject is not overly trite. Florals can get messy but here the color shapes are clear and clean. - Robert Spooner







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Judge: Robert Spooner

Bowl of Heirlooms by Janet Broussard
11 x 14 Oil

Judge's Comments: I was attracted to this piece because of its composition. The distribution of color elements (in this case vegetables) make this almost an abstract piece. The modeling of the objects is playful and I love the way the artist handled both the light shape and shadow shapes of the bowl in a flat, stylized fashion. - Robert Spooner







   Finalist
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Judge: Robert Spooner

"DRIFTWOOD" by Brian LaSaga
22" x 32" Acrylic

Judge's Comments: Usually I am not attracted to highly rendered pieces, but I can't ignore the skills required to paint this type of painting. The artist's attention to detail, good drawing and the very nice composition make this a compelling piece. The driftwood is wrapped in delicate grays and pleasant distribution of elements make this a very nice painting. - Robert Spooner







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Judge: Robert Spooner

Lower Kern River Cyn. by Victor Schiro
11 x 14 Oil

Judge's Comments: I love the simple concept here and the beautiful gray transitions over the depth of field. Each area of the painting has great stroke quality with clear intention. This is a great example of how a skilled artist can make a simple subject beautiful with careful observation and taking the time to mix their color! - Robert Spooner







   Finalist
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Judge: Robert Spooner

The Summer Cottage by Trent Gudmundsen
36 x 24 Oil

Judge's Comments: I found this to be a pleasant painting. Simple in the design and concept. The drawing of the figures is well done, the detail fades as it moves from foreground to background and the objects gray out over the same area. The grasses are not overly rendered and the warm light is quite visible throughout the piece (no cold harsh tones). - Robert Spooner







   Finalist
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Judge: Robert Spooner

Her Lantern by Warren Neary
20 x 16 Oil

Judge's Comments: A very pleasant piece without appearing trite! The drawing skills are very nice. The control of the warm lantern tones versus the cool sky color are in check. Nice composition and excellent handling of the overall values throughout the piece. - Robert Spooner







   Finalist
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Judge: Robert Spooner

Beaver Dam Island Reflection by Kami Mendlik
24 x 18 Oil

Judge's Comments: Great handling of the greens in this piece. The artist pays close attention to the sky color and values as they moved vertically from the foreground upward across the lake. The artist's handling of the trees, bushes and reeds, with all those subtle tones has been treated very well, Nice composition too - Robert Spooner







   Finalist
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Judge: Robert Spooner

Almost home by Dominic Avant
24 x 36 Oil

Judge's Comments: Foreshortening! I really enjoyed this piece. Sky color, warm light, filtered light and shadows. This piece has a nice paint quality to it without being overly rendered. Very nice. - Robert Spooner







   Finalist
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Judge: Robert Spooner

Potted Pansies by Susan Ploughe
11 x 14 Oil

Judge's Comments: Here the artist took a complex arrangement and patiently painted the variety of shapes (in this case pedals). The composition is nice and the color in both the light shape and shadow shapes are visually correct. (the color and temperature of the light read well.) - Robert Spooner







   Finalist
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Judge: Robert Spooner

Lagos Harbor - Portugal by Ned Mueller
12" x 16" Oil

Judge's Comments: Great tonal control. Love those boats in the background. Notice that the edge of one shape defines the edge of the next shape (no outlining). Good drawing carefully painted shapes makes this a winner. - Robert Spooner







   Finalist
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Judge: Robert Spooner

Santa Monica Pier by William Wray
24 x 48 Oil

Judge's Comments: Really enjoyed this striking piece. This graphic approach has great abstract qualities! Each shape has clear intention! Love the color harmonies too! - Robert Spooner