Raymar Art Painting Competition Finalists (7th Annual Competition Month #10 - November 2013)

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   November Best of Show
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Gabor Svagrik

The StoryTeller by Jennifer McChristian
14 x 17 Oil

Judge's Comments: The StoryTeller by Jennifer McChristian represents what a great painting should have. She exhibits great drawing skills, which is essential to any painting. She captures the essence of night with the solid understanding of how light from fire, blankets the form. The cool reflected light on the shadow side of his face shows how sensitive her skills are to light. Also the subtle notes of red peaking thought the blue creates a great energy with in the piece. What we leave out in a painting is the most difficult to do, but she really demonstrated her design skills in this wonderful painting. Well done Jennifer! - Gabor Svagrik







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Gabor Svagrik

Lowtide-Mevagissey,England by Ned Mueller
12" x 9" Oil

Judge's Comments: Lowtide-Mevagissey, England by Ned Mueller represents what to me a great painting should have. First, great design. This looks like it was a complex seen, and he seemed to filter out the most important elements. Second great draftsmanship. Ned has showed on this painting his drawing skills, which shines through. Third, a great sense of light. I see way too many painters not having the wonderful natural light shine through in the pieces but Ned Mueller has given us the feeling of sun light! - Gabor Svagrik







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Gabor Svagrik

The Queen Levitates Her Immolation by David Cheifetz
20 x 16 Oil

Judge's Comments: The Queen Levitates Her Immolation by David Cheifetz captured beautiful glowing light in this piece. My eyes definitely stopped when I saw this piece. I also enjoyed the creature on the right side, which added a sense of mystery to the painting. David also showed great drawing skills and understood reflected light and its importance in art. - Gabor Svagrik







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Gabor Svagrik

The Wooden Horseman by Brad Lethaby
20 x 16 Oil

Judge's Comments: The Wooden Horseman by Brad Lethaby has a demonstrated great drawing skills. He seemed to capture the essence of the craftsman. The angle that he picked was great also, since we are seeing his expressions from a lower perspective. - Gabor Svagrik







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Gabor Svagrik

Under the El by Mark Lague
16 x 20 Oil

Judge's Comments: Under the El by Mark Lague illustrated some wonderful edge work. Lost and found edges are not easy to demonstrate but Mark seem to do it effortlessly here. This painting shows that less is more once you understand what you want to say. The feeling of traffic without making it look too busy is one of the strong points of this piece. - Gabor Svagrik







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Gabor Svagrik

Midway Train Stop by Don Biehn
8 x 6 Oil

Judge's Comments: Midway Train Stop by Don Biehn has a wonderful feel of spontaneity. This usually comes from working from life. When I looked at this painting I had no doubt about the type of light of that moment this piece was painted. The sky play’s a wonderful role in setting the mood. This piece also shows that less is more. - Gabor Svagrik







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Gabor Svagrik

Figurative Arrangement by Warren Chang
40 x - Oil

Judge's Comments: Figurative Arrangement by Warren Chang shows us how import story telling is in art. His excellent draftsmanship along with the way the figures are posed really drew me in to the scene. He made my eye travel to the artist at the easily but it was not the main thing that was noticed right away. Great perspective also on the floor, to further direct my eye inward. Wonderful job Warren. - Gabor Svagrik







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Gabor Svagrik

Blue rowboat by Deborah Tilby
24 x 24 Oil

Judge's Comments: Blue Rowboat by Deborah Tilby had a great feeling of natural light. It had a sense of looseness that made it look effortless. I liked how she muted the boats in the distance. This scene could have looked too busy if it was not simplified and she had a clear understanding what to leave out. - Gabor Svagrik







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Gabor Svagrik

TROUT LAKE by James M. Coulter
24 x 36 Oil

Judge's Comments: Trout Lake by James M. Coulter is well executed. James has a solid understanding of the planes of the landscape. His use of cool colors in the distant mountains and the dark pieces of pine makes for a pleasant painting. I also enjoy how he used the overlapping planes to create more depth. - Gabor Svagrik







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Gabor Svagrik

Copper & Gold by Laurie Kersey
20 x 24 Oil

Judge's Comments: Copper & Gold by Laurie Kersey shows her wonderful design skills in this painting. The flowers are delicately painted with lost and found edges and her handling of the reflected surfaces are painted beautifully. The phrase less is more really exemplify this painting. Well done! - Gabor Svagrik







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Gabor Svagrik

Beaver Lake Cove by Jason Sacran
9 x 12 Oil

Judge's Comments: Beaver Lake Cove by Jason Sacran has a great sense of light on the rocks. As we all know rocks are not easy to paint but Jason has done a good job of explaining the different planes of the rock formation and he also picked up well on the reflected light. He also simplified the water well which has a translucent feel to it. - Gabor Svagrik







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Gabor Svagrik

Memorial Column by James Tennison
30 x 24 Oil

Judge's Comments: Memorial Column by James Tennison. What grabbed me right away was the light. Then my eye started to explore more. The tree is drawn well and the foliage on the tree is loose without too much over explanation. The main actor of this piece was well established and the supporting roles where just the right amount of balance to make this piece complete. - Gabor Svagrik