Raymar Art Painting Competition Finalists (5th Annual Competition Month #9- June 2011)

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   June Best of Show
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Aaron Westerberg

Self Portrait by Jacquelyn Bischak
16 x 11.5 Oil on linen panel

Judge's Comments: This painting blew me away. What can I say - very unconventional, powerful and brave design. I love the rendering on the flesh tones and the hair everything is done well and nothing is overstated. She is looking into the future with strength and determination while still having so much beauty, grace and femininity …… it’s a stunner. Bravo! I would hang on to this one Jacquelyn. - Aaron Westerberg







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Aaron Westerberg

Mennonite Boys by Jerry Markham
14 x 12 Oil

Judge's Comments: This is a fun painting with nice color, design, playful stokes…very impressionistic. It feels like the boys are kicking up dust as they are walking up the street. - Aaron Westerberg







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Aaron Westerberg

'Pietons' by Jennifer McChristian
20 x 16 Oil

Judge's Comments: This painting is successful for many reasons. First I just like looking at the color vibrations then I notice all the great brushwork and interplay of warm and cool tones. The time of day is clear and you can almost feel the day turning to night, well done. - Aaron Westerberg







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Aaron Westerberg

THE SORROW OF PARTING by Hwang Sung Ha
91cm x 73cm Oil

Judge's Comments: This painting feels painful like a loss. I really like the fact that the artist did not feel like they needed to finish off the painting in full color to achieve the effect and they were going for. - Aaron Westerberg







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Aaron Westerberg

Cypress and Fog by Jesse Powell
30 x 36 Oil

Judge's Comments: Another amazing piece by Jesse Powell wow just gorgeous I can feel the moisture in the air. I love the character of the trees and how they all work together. The tonal feel and color harmony work gracefully with one another and make this a museum piece. It is an icon. - Aaron Westerberg







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Aaron Westerberg

Wave Study, Malibu by Ryan Brown
8 inches x 18 inches Oil

Judge's Comments: This painting has a very calming tonal feel and is quite. I could look at it all day. The painting does not need the frame it is beautiful all on its own. - Aaron Westerberg







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Aaron Westerberg

Lupz by Edgar Silva
24 in x 18 in Oil

Judge's Comments: Really nice painting and Edgar transcended an everyday scene into a timeless portrait. Nice transitional colors and intermediate color choices. Love the dog. - Aaron Westerberg







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Aaron Westerberg

Along the Road by Dan Schultz
24 x 56 Oil

Judge's Comments: I really like the overall harmony and feel of this painting it reminds me of a warm summer day with a little breeze. - Aaron Westerberg







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Aaron Westerberg

“Winter’s Splendor” by Michael Godfrey
36 x 48 Oil

Judge's Comments: What a nice painting great atmospheric perspective and design. I really like the way Michael used the cold air to loose the distant edges. The painting glitters with out a bunch of overwhelming color, I want to see in in person. Wow! - Aaron Westerberg







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Aaron Westerberg

Owens Valley Evening by Victor Schiro
11" x 14" Oil

Judge's Comments: I really like this painting. Its another example of a limited palette that has pleasing color vibrations. The blue purples in the foreground are just electric. - Aaron Westerberg







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Aaron Westerberg

Spring Bloom, Point Lobos by Jesse Powell
40 x 48 Oil

Judge's Comments: Very Nice painting the brushwork looks effortless and the design is solid. It looks like the artist was in a very good mood when he painted it. Every stroke seems alive and in the right spot. Its also a good example of atmospheric perspective with the orange flowers. Very inspirational painting. - Aaron Westerberg







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Aaron Westerberg

Night in White Satin by Josh Elliott
24 x 36 Oil

Judge's Comments: This is kind of a spooky beautiful scene with the moonlight throwing the trees shadows over the dark river and snow banks. The artist has successfully created a great painting with very limited color, strong design and advanced brushmanship. This painting is a delight in every way I want it! - Aaron Westerberg







   $1,000 Winner
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Scott Christensen

Self Portrait by Jacquelyn Bischak
16 x 11.5 Oil on linen panel

Judge's Comments: I loved the fact that the woman's expression carries a lot of thought. Placing the head facing out is a difficult composition. The dark and hard edge going out the bottom left balances the entire piece. Great painting! - Scott Christensen Monthly Judge's Comments (June): This painting blew me away. What can I say - very unconventional, powerful and brave design. I love the rendering on the flesh tones and the hair everything is done well and nothing is overstated. She is looking into the future with strength and determination while still having so much beauty, grace and femininity …… it’s a stunner. Bravo! I would hang on to this one Jacquelyn. - Aaron Westerberg - Scott Christensen







   $1,000 Winner
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Scott Christensen

Night in White Satin by Josh Elliott
24 x 36 Oil

Judge's Comments: I am very impressed with many of Josh Elliott's paintings, but this painting in particular is beyond just a landscape. He has created a tone and a mood that brings more to the scene, making it very artistic. Josh is not concerned about copying tone for tone in this piece, but holding a mood. I really like the variety of line and spacing. Josh really takes the landscape and thinks like an artist, not just a copier of information. - Scott Christensen Monthly Judge's Comments (June): This is kind of a spooky beautiful scene with the moonlight throwing the trees shadows over the dark river and snow banks. The artist has successfully created a great painting with very limited color, strong design and advanced brushmanship. This painting is a delight in every way I want it! - Aaron Westerberg - Scott Christensen