Raymar Art Painting Competition Finalists (6th Annual Competition Month #7 - June 2012)

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   Best of Show- June 2012
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: John & Shannon Watts

The Jackson Pollock by J.M. Brodrick
30 x 30 Acrylic

Judge's Comments: The Jackson Pollack is excellent. We love the figurative work and especially the way the artist has positioned the lone child in the center of the composition. Though it contains many figures, this painting is quiet…..like the inside of the museum it depicts. - John & Shannon Watts







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: John & Shannon Watts

Sunflower Sunset by Romona Youngquist
48 x 36 Oil

Judge's Comments: This painting is both flat and deep and moody and light. The artist has done a wonderful job with tone…cool and warm at the same time. - John & Shannon Watts







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: John & Shannon Watts

Elegant Anne by DORIS GASPAR
24" x 24" Acrylic

Judge's Comments: This is such a clean painting…well composed and elegant. The painting is a nice juxtaposition of shape and line. This is another quiet piece…still. - John & Shannon Watts







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: John & Shannon Watts

Idling on P3 by Jennifer McChristian
9 x 12 Oil

Judge's Comments: We love the light in this painting and the way the artist has captured the complexities of how light reflects from and on different services. This painting absolutely evokes its subject matter. - John & Shannon Watts







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: John & Shannon Watts

Smolder by David Cheifetz
10 x 8 Oil

Judge's Comments: We like the way the artist has played with color, light and mood in this Leffel-esque work. This non-traditional still life glows from within. Very nice. - John & Shannon Watts







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: John & Shannon Watts

Family Wading by Daniel Schwartz
24" x 22" Oil

Judge's Comments: We love the abstract nature of Family Wading. This artist conveys the subject matter exactly and loosely, which is no easy task. This work makes us think of one of our favorite artists, Nathan Oliviera. - John & Shannon Watts







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: John & Shannon Watts

Monolith by William Wray
24 x 24 Oil

Judge's Comments: The artist has done a wonderful job with texture, color and brush strokes in this evocative painting. This is another loose painting….in the style of one of favorite living artists, Quang Ho. - John & Shannon Watts







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: John & Shannon Watts

Chile Ristra by Michael DeVore
30 x - Oil

Judge's Comments: We spend a lot of time in New Mexico so we appreciate the artist’s choice of subject matter! The artist has done a beautiful job with tone and color….this is a warm, comfortable painting. - John & Shannon Watts







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: John & Shannon Watts

Winter Color by Don Biehn
9 x 12 Oil

Judge's Comments: This simple, classic landscape is exceptionally well rendered. The artist manages to convey a cold, sunny winter day viscerally….we feel a brisk wind cutting though us and, at the same time, feel the heat of the sun on our face. Nice. - John & Shannon Watts







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: John & Shannon Watts

After the Rain by Tibor Nagy
18 x 12 Oil

Judge's Comments: This was a near winner for us. After the Rain is a beautiful painting that escapes the monotony of lesser tonal works. We love the artist’s skill with a brush and his creativity with regard to style and composition. This is a very strong painting. - John & Shannon Watts







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: John & Shannon Watts

Loading Dock by Ted Smuskiewicz
12" x 16" Oil

Judge's Comments: The Loading Dock is reminiscent of the work of Rembrandt and Hopper…strange bedfellows indeed. This artist knows his way around light and tone…another painting that glows from within. - John & Shannon Watts







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: John & Shannon Watts

Le Bateau au Repos ( Boat at Rest) by Howard Friedland
16" x 20" Oil

Judge's Comments: This classic painting evokes Monet and the American contemporary impressionist CW Mundy both. This isn’t the most original subject matter, but it’s obvious we are viewing the work of a highly skilled artist. Bon! - John & Shannon Watts