Raymar Art Painting Competition Finalists (6th Annual Competition Month #2 - January 2012)

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   January 2012 Best of Show
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kathryn Stats

Sanskar by Deepak Patil
48" x 36" Acrylic

Judge's Comments: The play of curved lines and shadow shapes juxtaposed against the verticals and horizontals leaves one with a sense of the delicate beauty supported by great strength. The amazing detail work in this intricate building supports the figures rather than competing, lending to complete unity. - Kathryn Stats







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kathryn Stats

The Cows Came Home by Elizabeth Pollie
12 x 20 Oil

Judge's Comments: Strong composition! The treatment of the spaces that support these fabulous creatures is treated with just the right amount of interest to perfectly balance the scene. The loose treatment with paint, along with the geometry of the barn and ground, broken up by just the right amount of variation, gives this painting it’s charm and emotional punch. - Kathryn Stats







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kathryn Stats

Checking the Nets (Alexandria Egypt) by Pauline Roche
30 x 40 Oil

Judge's Comments: Strong Composition, leading the eye into the painting with both line and great color accents. The strength of the boats and figures in the foreground are supported by the calm, muted background in such a way as to provide the perfect balance to move the eye through the painting. The light coming through the wall at the top of the painting is added sensitively so as not to distract but rather inhance the feeling of sunlight to this beautiful piece. - Kathryn Stats







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kathryn Stats

Farm above Rougemont. by Marc Dalessio
10 inches x 14 inches Oil

Judge's Comments: Strong composition with simple shapes giving a sense of solidity and calm. Paint application, values and hues work very well together. The interest provided in the varying depth of snow from sunlight to shadow, as well as the value changes from different planes, gives this piece enough “really good stuff” to keep it from being stark. - Kathryn Stats







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kathryn Stats

Transcendence by Brian O'Neill
10 x 8 Oil

Judge's Comments: One could easily wander around through this little jewel of a painting for hours. The light appearing and disappearing with reflected color and accents all in the right places supports the sensuous miracle of these lovely flowers. - Kathryn Stats







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kathryn Stats

Time to Paws by Shirley Hove
10 Inches x 8 Inches Oil

Judge's Comments: Great brushwork and edges captures the personality in this smartly composed piece. - Kathryn Stats







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kathryn Stats

Candy Vendor, Via Fillungo by James Crandall
24" x 36" Oil

Judge's Comments: Strong composition with well placed verticals (figures) add a solid anchor for the brightly lit delicious colors. Interior lights are the icing on this lovely piece. - Kathryn Stats







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kathryn Stats

Song from a Secret Garden by Gladys Roldan-de-Moras
22 x 28 Oil

Judge's Comments: There is a lot going on in this painting, given the symphony of white flowers and ruffles, yet this piece maintains a solid strong design. Beautifully presented with balance of dark/light, warm/cool, and colors, this painting portrays beauty without over sentimentalizing. Very fresh. - Kathryn Stats







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kathryn Stats

Turtles Hurdles Too by Linda M Brown
24 x 36 Oil

Judge's Comments: Well designed explosion of of color, light and shadow. The eye is lead with color and saturation variations as well as angle of the noses, lending a sense of excitement in all that action. - Kathryn Stats







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kathryn Stats

Fellow Artist-Bill Orr by Stacy Barter
12 x 9 Oil

Judge's Comments: Good use of color to bring out the character of the subject. Just the right balance detail to give the sense of depth. Sumptuously painted! - Kathryn Stats







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kathryn Stats

A Velvet Gaze by Ann Kraft Walker
16 x 12 Oil

Judge's Comments: Strong design. Brushwork varies in texture and edges which support and enhance the effect of the smooth luminous facial features. - Kathryn Stats







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kathryn Stats

Five Apples by Timothy C. Tyler
11 x 14 Oil

Judge's Comments: Strong design, enhanced by the vertical direction of the stems and left background, giving movement as well as height. Each apple has its own distinct personality and the well placed complimentary green ground is very smart. - Kathryn Stats