Raymar Art Painting Competition Finalists (June 2010)

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   Finalist
Award Sponsor: Raymar Art
Judge: Jason Situ

"Corner Refuge" by Brian LaSaga
11" x 14" Acrylic

Judge's Comments: - Amazing technique and composition- Adeptly captures a fleeting moment when the cat's intense focus is directed outside the painting - Jason Situ







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: Raymar Art
Judge: Jason Situ

"The Working Lady" by Hodges Soileau
16 inches x 20 inches Oil

Judge's Comments: - Artist has a very good eye for colors and excellent foundation skills - Good composition – the diagonals direct the view to the boat - Jason Situ







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: Raymar Art
Judge: Jason Situ

Pete by
24" x 20" Oil

Judge's Comments: Very strong direct figure catches the viewer- The black and red jacket, bold white stripe and coordinating helmet enhance the solid pose. - Jason Situ







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: Raymar Art
Judge: Jason Situ

Sunshine and a breeze by Tammy Callens
36 x 24 Oil on Panel

Judge's Comments: Exciting, beautiful figure settled in and supported by the background and foreground- Good handling of lights and darks, especially the light on her dress and hair- Excellent form and shape with little detail and good natural color- Romantic mood captured - Jason Situ







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: Raymar Art
Judge: Jason Situ

Paradise Valley Sundown by Josh Elliott
18 x 54 Oil

Judge's Comments: Panoramic majestic landscape obviously painted on location- Great distance and atmospheric perspective achieved- Beautiful sunset colors and a good balance of light and shadow- Good brushwork creating a "big brush" landscape in an unusual size format - Jason Situ







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: Raymar Art
Judge: Jason Situ

Marble Storefront, Rain (Lucca) by James Crandall
24" x 36" Oil

Judge's Comments: Strong painting with good composition - Well-executed contrast of light and dark- Interesting placement and color of figure to appear “framed” within the architecture - Jason Situ







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: Raymar Art
Judge: Jason Situ

Rugged Serenity by F. Michael Wood
24" x 36 Oil

Judge's Comments: Sensitive handling of sky, sea and mountain colors and values- Skillfully controlled brushwork - Jason Situ







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: Raymar Art
Judge: Jason Situ

Seafaring by Kathleen Dunphy
14 x 18 Oil

Judge's Comments: Beautiful gentle balanced colors accented with strategically placed spots of red - Jason Situ







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: Raymar Art
Judge: Jason Situ

Stories Untold by Robert Coombs
10 x 17 Oil

Judge's Comments: Very good "story telling"- Exciting composition with model nestled in her space- Good technique and precise drawing skills - Jason Situ







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: Raymar Art
Judge: Jason Situ

Summer Enchantment by Buell Cole
20 x 16 Oil

Judge's Comments: Good mood painting with interesting contrast of foreground and sketchy background- Strong brushstrokes create forms - Jason Situ







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: Raymar Art
Judge: Jason Situ

The Green Hanbok by Cynthia Feustel
36 x 18 Oil

Judge's Comments: Nice calm patient expression for an Eastern beauty with sensitively rendered hands- Excellent fabric pattern and patterns of light and shadow on the fabric - Jason Situ







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: Raymar Art
Judge: Jason Situ

Lust by Marcel Franquelin
16" x 20" Oil

Judge's Comments: Excellent “edgy” concept painting- Objects achieve a reality of form and texture - Jason Situ