Raymar Art Painting Competition Finalists (5th Annual Competition Month #12- September 2011)

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   Best of Show - September 2011
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Carolyn Anderson

Shoemaker by Olaf Schneider
42 x -

Judge's Comments: Wonderful painting with a wealth of information and variation, while still maintaining a solid unity of the whole. This is a great example of using texture to move through the painting – foreground to background – from the satchel in the front, to the clothing, the drapery, and the wall behind the figure. The strong value pattern creates unity among all the objects. There are many places to look, but, ultimately, the painting works so well because the whole is more powerful than all the pieces. - Carolyn Anderson







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Carolyn Anderson

Shelby's Tulips by Scott Johnston
36 x 24 Oil

Judge's Comments: This painting displays a strong composition allowing movement throughout the painting. The strong overall value pattern is a good contrast to the sweetness of the subject matter. The figure turns nicely with warm-cool color transitions. The color temperature changes nicely on each side of the figure, especially towards the bottom of the dress – complementing the circular composition of the flowers. - Carolyn Anderson







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Carolyn Anderson

Moving Geometries by Jim Beckner
30 x 24 Oil

Judge's Comments: Great cityscape - there is enough tension in the painting to feel how busy the street scene is. The shapes, values, and color notes all work well together to convey the contrast between the vertical masses and the forward movement. Great tie-in with the sky shape and the shadow on the vehicle in the foreground – nice handling of the foreground stripes, accented by the subtle color temperature change in front of the bus. - Carolyn Anderson







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Carolyn Anderson

Spring on rosebud lane by Bob Beck
12 x 16 Oil

Judge's Comments: A vibrant painting somewhat reminiscent of Russian Impressionism with a strong contrast of color and value. There are still enough great color transitions to keep the painting from being garish – note the color of the foreground bush and the similar color in the tree at the back of the roof. - Carolyn Anderson







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Carolyn Anderson

Sunlit Rocks by Timothy C. Tyler
11 x 15 Oil

Judge's Comments: A good example of an ordinary subject made interesting with paint. - Carolyn Anderson







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Carolyn Anderson

Gloucester Harbor by Ned Mueller
11 x 14 Oil

Judge's Comments: Strong complementary colors form the large shapes in this painting and are contrasted with more nuanced color in the buildings. The buildings’ slight temperature changes, from cooler to warmer, and the variation of color on the boats and water maintain a good sense of unity and harmony. - Carolyn Anderson







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Carolyn Anderson

" Autumn Wildflowers" by Michelle Dunaway
8" x 6" Oil

Judge's Comments: A small painting with an expansive feel. The simplified values on the face are extremely well done and maintain the continuity of the whole figure. Nice transition edges from the warmer figure to the cooler background. - Carolyn Anderson







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Carolyn Anderson

The River's Edge by Kevin Beilfuss
24 x 12 Oil

Judge's Comments: A painterly approach to the nude figure in the landscape – the subject is modified by a subtle use of color and the overall painting is carried by a strong value pattern - Carolyn Anderson







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Carolyn Anderson

Ana by Casey Baugh
14 x 20 Oil

Judge's Comments: Good portrait using abstract elements to tie the head into the horizontal format. The shape of the hair is modified by a vertical shadow and accented by another dark vertical with variation. The hair is delineated by a slight change in value and variation in edge, but primarily described by its shadow cast on the face. - Carolyn Anderson







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Carolyn Anderson

Rainy Moment by Rajesh Sawant
24 inches x 12 inches Acrylic

Judge's Comments: Nice overall use of color and warm/cool color patterns accented by the lighter values and shapes. The artist did a great job unifying all the “things” in the painting with value and color. - Carolyn Anderson







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Carolyn Anderson

Riding the Glory Train by Robin Cheers
14 x 11 Oil

Judge's Comments: Good painterly rendition of a more contemporary subject. Edge variation on the figure modifies the solid form and darker values very nicely – note the transition on the far side of the head to the background. - Carolyn Anderson







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Carolyn Anderson

Bison Hunt by Arthur Schumaker
30 x 40 Acrylic

Judge's Comments: Visually exciting use of color, pattern and texture. Great example of a painting where all the elements are interesting, but become more interesting and more powerful in combination with one another. - Carolyn Anderson







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

Ana by Casey Baugh
14 x 20 Oil

Judge's Comments: This portrait is very well done. It really captures the essence of the person. It is so well painted that the look on her face and in her eyes holds mystery for the viewer. - Scott Christensen Monthly Judge's Comments (September): Good portrait using abstract elements to tie the head into the horizontal format. The shape of the hair is modified by a vertical shadow and accented by another dark vertical with variation. The hair is delineated by a slight change in value and variation in edge, but primarily described by its shadow cast on the face. - Carolyn Anderson - Scott Christensen







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

Moving Geometries by Jim Beckner
30 x 24 Oil

Judge's Comments: I implore anyone to put this much in a painting and have it read as one great whole. The handling of paint, brush work and edges show extreme variety. Very well orchestrated. Nothing is over worked, but a lot of information is imparted. - Scott Christensen Monthly Judge's Comments (September): Great cityscape - there is enough tension in the painting to feel how busy the street scene is. The shapes, values, and color notes all work well together to convey the contrast between the vertical masses and the forward movement. Great tie-in with the sky shape and the shadow on the vehicle in the foreground – nice handling of the foreground stripes, accented by the subtle color temperature change in front of the bus. - Carolyn Anderson - Scott Christensen