Raymar Art Painting Competition Finalists (7th Annual Competition Month #3 - April 2013)

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   Best of Show
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Jeff Legg

Heart of Red by David Cheifetz
18 x 24 Oil

Judge's Comments: Daring use of color, well drawn and thought out arrangements of shapes. Really enjoy the similarities of shapes but at the same time the differences. This painting is not simply a "copy" of some objects. It's evident the artists "vision" or "concept" was at the forefront. - Jeff Legg







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Jeff Legg

Gregory by Fongwei Liu
- x - Oil

Judge's Comments: Great example of economical use of brushwork. This painting says a lot with less. Looks easy, but it's not. - Jeff Legg







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Jeff Legg

Lemon by Abigail McBride
5 x 7 Oil

Judge's Comments: A simple subject made extraordinary with subtle and interesting strokes of color. Beautiful harmonies and temperature changes. - Jeff Legg







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Jeff Legg

Incandescent by Michael Siegel
11 x 15.5 Oil

Judge's Comments: Delicate balance of forms, color and edges. Atmospheric. - Jeff Legg







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Jeff Legg

Fishing Boats docked Cap Ferrat by Derek Penix
30 x 30 Oil

Judge's Comments: Interesting arrangement and division of space with repetition of shapes while at the same time staying interesting. Good color harmonies - Jeff Legg







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Jeff Legg

Segue by Mark Bailey
40" x 30" Oil

Judge's Comments: Vibrates in the way the paint strokes are seemingly chaotically stitched together. "Abstracted realism" Love the way the space is divided and cropped. - Jeff Legg







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Jeff Legg

Trout with Glass Bottle by Michael DeVore
30 x 24 Oil

Judge's Comments: A seemingly simple arrangement in perfect balance. Well observed textures in beautiful light. - Jeff Legg







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Jeff Legg

"The Colonnade" by James Tennison
20" x 30" Oil

Judge's Comments: Great consideration of subtle variation given to similar shapes. Attention to temperature changes and texture give this piece a casually formal impression. - Jeff Legg







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Jeff Legg

Quiet Balance by Kelli Folsom
14 x 14 Oil

Judge's Comments: A few items well arranged. Good color harmony and making empty space look as interesting as the objects themselves. - Jeff Legg







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Jeff Legg

Cluttered Self-Portrait by Jason Sacran
28 x 18 Oil

Judge's Comments: Two subjects painted in such a way to create tension and yet work together seamlessly. Very interesting and unusual arrangement well painted. - Jeff Legg







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Jeff Legg

Her Gift by Howard Friedland
18 x 14 Oil

Judge's Comments: Love the juxtaposition of power and size to smallness and fragility. It's tense and charming at the same time. Well drawn and full of light. - Jeff Legg







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Jeff Legg

Lesley's glasses by Raffaele Abbate
22" x 18" Oil

Judge's Comments: Relatively "tight" realism without being photographic. Nice use of opposing lines in this arrangement with good value control. - Jeff Legg