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

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   August Best of Show
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Qiang Huang

Held by Daniel Bilmes
46 x 30 Oil

Judge's Comments: I give the Best of Show to this painting because the information that the artist tries to communicate. The symbolic meaning of this painting conveys I can relate to so well. We try to hold on to our dreams of being free, but we are trapped in the cage of the time. We are behind the gold bars of wealth pursuing or simply just trying to survive in this crazy world. The painting is well done technically. Its design has shown dramatic contrast and balance of the static and movement. Bravo! - Qiang Huang







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Qiang Huang

WAITING by Elisa Holderman
22 x 28 Oil

Judge's Comments: This painting astonishes me on how deep that a human can do in depicting the extreme details of the reality. I like the variation of textures of this still life. It is incredible and enjoyable to examine the details of this painting. - Qiang Huang







   Finalist
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Judge: Qiang Huang

City Hall by natalie hirschman
700mm x 900mm Oil

Judge's Comments: Harmony, subtlety, and various kind of grays are the points move me to come back to this painting again and again. The simplicity of the shapes. The subtle variation of the value and color are really amazing. - Qiang Huang







   Finalist
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Judge: Qiang Huang

Fishing Boats Docked in Saint Jean by Derek Penix
- x - Oil

Judge's Comments: I like the smooth transition of the light across the complicated planes and water surfaces. The gradual change of the light unify the entire painting area, consistently. The light distribution leads viewers’ eyes from the relatively dull colors in the shaded area to the brightly lit area. This entire painting is so solidly presented creating an extraordinary piece of art from a relatively ordinary scene. - Qiang Huang







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Qiang Huang

Crossroads And Kings by Elizabeth Pollie
22 x 36 Oil

Judge's Comments: This cityscape shows rich variation of grays vividly. The composition flows gracefully from the giant statue of the lion to the small moving figure. The design is well balanced by large but still (the lion) vs. the small but moving (the figure). The strong value variation generates wonderful areal perspective as well. - Qiang Huang







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Qiang Huang

He got a new truck by Igor Raikhline
22 x 14 Oil

Judge's Comments: I like the way the artist visually describes the child figure. The gesture of the legs and feet is so typical of the young character. The happy expression on his face is so innocent and enchanting. Supported by the large gray and white, the isolated color area captures viewers’ attention to the face of the child. - Qiang Huang







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Qiang Huang

The Experiment by David Cheifetz
9 x 12 Oil

Judge's Comments: The artist did a wonderful job showing the light spotted on the right side of the white object. The fragility of glasses and the easily trouble making feature of the hammer generates a tension dramatically. The casting shadow of the hammer enhances the moodiness of light. - Qiang Huang







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Qiang Huang

The Oracle by Jennifer McChristian
26 x 13 Oil

Judge's Comments: I like the colorful edges of this painting. On the sculpture, the artist used high chroma warm and cool colors to enhance the temperature of the shadows. The contrast of the warm and cool edges is a very good example of utilizing the color change to describe the value change. Similarly, the colors around the flames of the candle light showing the dispersive effect. - Qiang Huang







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Qiang Huang

Eileen's Lament by Ann Kraft Walker
14" x 20" Oil

Judge's Comments: Very calming tranquility of the color arrangement creates a cozy atmosphere. The center of focus is introduced by the detail delineation of the half peeled orange. The rich and warm translucent light meshed by the opacity and darkness of the veins generates a dramatic presentation. The dull turquoise color of weathered paint job on the cabinet is contrasted by the fresh and juicy oranges. The entire painting is harmonized into a warm and relaxing mood. - Qiang Huang







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Qiang Huang

Figure with Mozzarella by James Crandall
12" x 9" Oil

Judge's Comments: The richness of grays achieved by alternating orange and purple colors makes the painting harmonized into a sophisticated simplicity. The looseness of brush work, subtlety of the value change, and accurate presentation of the figure have demonstrated the maturity of the artist’ techniques. - Qiang Huang







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Qiang Huang

Waiting for the Tide by Lori Putnam
12 x 16 Oil

Judge's Comments: I like the interesting color scheme. It is enjoyable going through the dynamic reading path through the far, middle, and near fields. The composition is enriched by the additional contrast produced by the artificial structures (boats) against the natural texture of the dry river bed. A touch of warm colors in contrast with the coolness of the background extends the range of the color temperature. - Qiang Huang







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Qiang Huang

Christmas in the park by Fongwei Liu
16 x 12 Oil

Judge's Comments: This painting vividly put me into a nostalgic mode. The warm colors and lights against the freezing wintry temperature brought the enchanting atmosphere of the Lunar New Year celebration. The painterly suggestions of the stuff on the vender’s table gives the abstract design, which enhances the presentation of the figures. - Qiang Huang