Raymar Art Painting Competition Finalists (7th Annual Competition Month #6 - July 2013)

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   Best of Show
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Peggi Kroll Roberts

Swimming Pool Blue by Timothy Horn
11" x 14" Oil

Judge's Comments: When looking at work I give myself some guidelines that help me critique it. I look for Honesty, Earnestness and an Individual Voice that consistently emerges through a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of design, drawing, value and color and believe it or not a hint of a struggle. I must also be able to "take it in" from 20 feet away; to see a pattern of abstraction that is clear. By seeing the works in thumbnail version is like stepping back a good distance. And then seeing the work enlarged gives me an idea of surface quality and subtle value and color changes in their respective areas. In choosing Tim Horn's piece, "Swimming Pool Colors", I see all the criteria met in the work Tim submitted. Whether a tonalist, a colorist or any other "ism" or "ist" this work speaks volumes of hard work, understanding and it's full of light! - Peggi Kroll Roberts







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Peggi Kroll Roberts

A Drive Under Darkening Skies by Tibor Nagy
15,7 x 23,6 Oil

Judge's Comments: I chose this work for it's beautiful design, dark/light pattern and verve in paint handling. This is another talented artist that has a clear understanding of their personal voice. The variety of lost and found edges just adds to the drama. And in thumbnail form I was anxious to click on this and see the enlarged image. - Peggi Kroll Roberts







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Peggi Kroll Roberts

Farmers Daughter by Ilene Gienger
24 x 18 Oil

Judge's Comments: The handling of the flesh and modeling in shadow is superb. It's has a clear simple design that does not detract from the subject and is handled as not to seem too sentimental. But there is nothing wrong with sentiment in a painting! I have been accused of it many times and I do not apologize for it. I love the way the dress disappears into the background. - Peggi Kroll Roberts







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Peggi Kroll Roberts

Front Porch Colors by Camille Przewodek
16 x 20 Oil

Judge's Comments: The drawing of architecture is like drawing a figure. Inaccuracies will jump out at you and then there is no getting past it. This painting demonstrates drawing with good perspective and ease The color is beautifully harmonious and tells a wonderful American story and the white is shadow stays white in shadow! - Peggi Kroll Roberts







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Peggi Kroll Roberts

Holding Up by Colin Page
20 x 24 Oil

Judge's Comments: Wonderful color! Solid drawing. Many of the paintings have strong compositions with a "foreground, middle ground, background." I love the compression of these three and still feel the scale and volume of the boat. Beautiful brushwork and edge handling. - Peggi Kroll Roberts







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Peggi Kroll Roberts

Bella Lucia by jivan lee
40 x 40 Oil

Judge's Comments: This painting has amazing light and color. There are those paintings that try to convince you they are light filled and then there are those paintings that achieve the real optical illusion of light. This painting achieves this because the relationships of "the wholes" are so sensitive. I feel the artist really looked and compared very carefully. And the brushwork speaks of the Russian Impressionists with so much confidence. - Peggi Kroll Roberts







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Peggi Kroll Roberts

Blocked In by Greg LaRock
18 x 24 Oil

Judge's Comments: Here is a wonderful example of proportions I look for and try to achieve myself. That of "1/3 to 2/3's". I will look for that in dark to light, cool to warm, intense to gray, thick to thin etc. This painting has a beautiful proportion of 1/3 red in shadow and 2/3's tonal warm and cool chromatic grays. I also really feel the scale of the boat. - Peggi Kroll Roberts







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Peggi Kroll Roberts

Cornelia by Sergio Lopez
22 x 30 Oil

Judge's Comments: This piece is so beautifully drawn and designed so well with the vibrant pattern of the florals with plenty of rest for the eye on the figure. Handling that print in perspective would be very difficult. It is very believable here. Very romantic and tasteful painting of a nude. - Peggi Kroll Roberts







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Peggi Kroll Roberts

Recession by daniel corey
30" x 30" Oil

Judge's Comments: To take color and raise the chroma, one must be just as careful as say compressing values or some other manipulation of one of the fundamentals. If not done with constant and accurate comparing one color can seem ill-fitting. The colors in this painting are gorgeous and believable because of their relationships to each other. And I love the careful execution of broken color in the larger masses. - Peggi Kroll Roberts







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Peggi Kroll Roberts

Swan in the Wings by Suzie Baker
20 x 16 Oil

Judge's Comments: It's so easy to be too aggressive with the value changes in the shadows; or in the lights for that matter. The modeling of the form in the shadows is just masterful. There are subtle color changes and beautiful edges enhancing the difference between form shadow edges and cast shadow edges and I love the point of view of looking down on the figure. - Peggi Kroll Roberts







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Peggi Kroll Roberts

Old Roses by Kathryn Townsend
12 x 12 Oil

Judge's Comments: I think the keyed down palette lends so much to the timeless feeling this painting has. A simple portrait of roses. There is a nice balance achieved with the addition of the wine bottle in the background adding depth. The simplification of the roses tells us all we need to know without over rendering. - Peggi Kroll Roberts







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Peggi Kroll Roberts

At the Beach by Bernard Dellario
8 x 6 Oil

Judge's Comments: As much as I have painted this subject matter I am impressed with the superb relationships of color in this painting. And so believable. I get asked all the time what color do I use to mix flesh. First, flesh can be any color! All depending on the relationships of other colors surrounding and reflecting! I try not to assume anything and just try to bee a keen observer. And when simplifying the figure as done here the proportions are right on. A simple silhouette can say so much. Sometimes you need little else. - Peggi Kroll Roberts