Raymar Art Painting Competition Finalists (7th Annual Competition Month #5 - June 2013)

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   Best of Show
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kim Lordier

Portrait of mother #01 by Yunsung Jang
96 x 84 Oil

Judge's Comments: The two entries submitted by Yunsung Jang speak volumes about heritage, history, and the process of life. The artist displays exquisite development of form, and brings honor to the craft in his expressive use of refined edges, direct observation and paint handling. One must make note that this portrait is much larger than life size, and can only be more impressive in person. - Kim Lordier







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kim Lordier

Money Plant by Hans Guerin
22.5 x 24 Oil

Judge's Comments: The immense amount of depth created in this beautifully crafted still life is what strikes me as special. I thoroughly enjoy the textures and subtle play of light on the seedpods of this plant of good fortune. The excellent draftsmanship and beautiful color harmony helped to push this painting to the forefront. - Kim Lordier







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kim Lordier

Listenting by Fongwei Liu
24 x 18 Oil

Judge's Comments: Love, love, love the bold strokes of paint, textures and beautiful design in this figurative piece. The rich color supported by a strong use of grays keep this expressive piece grounded, and the poetic use of turquoise and red notes capture our eyes and keep us moving through the painting bringing us to the lovely expression on the models face. - Kim Lordier







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kim Lordier

Lingering Reflections by Derek Penix
30 x 30 Oil

Judge's Comments: The power of great design always slays me. This piece has it all… strength of design in the distribution of light and dark shapes, beautiful color harmony, great observation of light play, and striking use of paint for paints sake. Not over rendered…. Beautiful quality to edges…. ! - Kim Lordier







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kim Lordier

"Sunset at New Hope Plantation" by James Tennison
18" x 24" Oil

Judge's Comments: Those greens! Beautiful use of saturated, warm and cool greens throughout this piece. The rhythmical design in the upright masses, create a beautiful foil for the colorful notes of light peeking through the shapes. There is a great musicality to this painting. - Kim Lordier







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kim Lordier

The Heart Of Montana by Jerry Markham
28 x 32 Oil

Judge's Comments: Mr. Markham’s painting is reminiscent of the Taos artists, Ernest Blumenshchein and Oscar Berninghaus. I particularly enjoy the textural qualities of the paint application, and strength in the bold design. - Kim Lordier







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kim Lordier

Crimson Kimono by A Westerberg
24 x 17 Oil

Judge's Comments: The color harmony in this painting is what strikes me as grand. Yes, the beautiful draftsmanship, strong design, and deft handling of edges are all working exquisitely. However, the grayed primaries with the strong note of Cad lemon yellow just sing to me. - Kim Lordier







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kim Lordier

The Horse Before The Cart by Elizabeth Pollie
24 x 30 Oil

Judge's Comments: The warm cool vibration, complimentary color harmony, great draftsmanship and strong structure to this painting keep drawing me to look closer and closer at this piece. I particularly love the sophisticated edges and spots of warm notes that sparkle with implied light. - Kim Lordier







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kim Lordier

Late Summer Sun by Laurie Kersey
16 x 20 Oil

Judge's Comments: Oh the light… ever the light. Ms. Kersey’s expert handling of the subtle value shifts, and control of color temperature changes make this painting about the waning light stand out. - Kim Lordier







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kim Lordier

Chasing Light by Kim Casebeer
36 x 36 Oil

Judge's Comments: Chasing Light breathes past the edges of its framework. The swell of moisture in the air is palpable, and the dance of light throughout this painting sings. Mass, form and rhythm play an integral role in the design of this beautifully thought out image. - Kim Lordier







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kim Lordier

Mariner's Dream by Debra Huse
16 x 12 Oil

Judge's Comments: There is a beautiful quality to the textures and mark making that is truly unique to Ms. Huse’s work. The muted complimentary orange/blue split create a subtle atmosphere of light and moisture that feels true to the marine experience. - Kim Lordier







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kim Lordier

A taste of Sicily by Raffaele Abbate
20" x 16" Oil

Judge's Comments: There is an alluring appeal to the light cascading along the edges of the objects in this painting. I appreciate the skillful control of values as the forms merge from darkness to light, and enjoy the grand red note as it lies comfortably within the yellow and green shapes. - Kim Lordier