Raymar Art Painting Competition Finalists (5th Annual Competition Month #11- August 2011)

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   August 2011 Best of Show
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Eileen Corse

A Table Setting by John Ball
16 x 20 Oil

Judge's Comments: This painting reminds me of Sergeant. The light travels through this painting, leading the eye with ease. The composition moves you from left to right and back again, following the little glints of light on the glasses and other things throughout the room. Excellent color. - Eileen Corse







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Eileen Corse

Siesta by David Tanner
24 x 36 Oil

Judge's Comments: The color in this painting is stunning. The warm and cool tones used in the flesh are radiant. In fact, the artist's use of warm and cool tones throughout keep this high key painting lively. - Eileen Corse







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Eileen Corse

Coyote Call by Josh Elliott
16 x 20 Oil

Judge's Comments: This painting caught my eye. Painting a nocturne is a difficult task. This artist was completely successful. The colors used by the artist are what night is all about. So many artists paint nights with dull grays and blacks. Not so here. Bravo. - Eileen Corse







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Eileen Corse

Le Chapeau by Timothy C. Tyler
16" x 12" Oil

Judge's Comments: What I first noticed in this painting was what was intended by the artist.....the boys eyes. Expertly rendered, the flesh is young and soft, with a youthful glow. Juxtapose that with the abstract background, and this artist shows his versatility. - Eileen Corse







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Eileen Corse

moose creek by Joshua Clare
30 x 40 Oil

Judge's Comments: An excellent rendering of a cool, clear day after the snowfall. The colors used struck me first. Warm tones used in the foreground lead back to cooler tones in the distance, giving one a sense of depth. - Eileen Corse







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Eileen Corse

Nude on Red by William Schneider
11 x 20 Oil

Judge's Comments: This artist exhibits a fresh painterly style in rendering the figure. The composition is excellent, keeping us moving from the model's knees, pausing midway before moving on up through to her fingers on the right. - Eileen Corse







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Eileen Corse

Secret Admirer by Travis Seymour
14 x 11 Oil

Judge's Comments: This artist's technique, color combination and composition is a fine example of realistic rendering. The cool viridian green of the wooden fence serves to bring the warm tones of the hook and can forward. The little surprise of a flower a delight. - Eileen Corse







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Eileen Corse

Nachtmusik by Kevin Beilfuss
24 x 36 Oil

Judge's Comments: This artist shows talent in rendering the figure, and at the same time keeps it intuitive by abstracting the background ... or what the artist considers less important. The face and violin are the subject matter and everything else is merely suggested. Great use of both traditional and almost expressionistic rendering in the same painting. - Eileen Corse







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Eileen Corse

Spur Over Sixth by David Cheifetz
18 x 36 Oil

Judge's Comments: I love the composition in this painting. My eye seems to move effortlessly. The painterly rendering and the limited palette combine to make this a successful painting. - Eileen Corse







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Eileen Corse

La Fille au Fil by Marina Dieul
48 x 48 Oil

Judge's Comments: A fine trompe l'oeil example. The young girl's arm reaches convincingly out of the canvas to grasp a string. Especially appealing is the color palette and the bold color choices used on the girl's back and arm. - Eileen Corse







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Eileen Corse

Good Morning Balboa by Jim Wodark
30 x 40 Oil

Judge's Comments: Almost effortless in appearance, the brushstrokes play a big part in this painting. The water is rendered magnificently with the minimal amount of brushwork which keeps this painting fresh. - Eileen Corse







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Eileen Corse

'Lahaina Leisure' by Jennifer McChristian
14 x 18 Oil

Judge's Comments: I can almost feel the heat of the sun when I look at this painting. The artist's sense of value, color intensity, and light make this painting unique. - Eileen Corse







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

A Table Setting by John Ball
16 x 20 Oil

Judge's Comments: I like the way the light moves from left to right. It is a nice subtle transition on the entire wall and the table itself. The chairs are not overworked. Beautiful edge work in the entire painting. Well orchestrated and simple. - Scott Christensen Monthly Judge's Comments (August): This painting reminds me of Sergeant. The light travels through this painting, leading the eye with ease. The composition moves you from left to right and back again, following the little glints of light on the glasses and other things throughout the room. Excellent color. - Eileen Corse - Scott Christensen