Raymar Art Painting Competition Finalists (7th Annual Competition Month #12 - January 2014)

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   January Best of Show
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: M. Stephen Doherty

Winter Morning Kangarilla by John McCartin
82cm x 110cm Oil

Judge's Comments: This exceptional painting is as well composed and crafted as any masterpiece by John Constable, or Frederic E. Church, yet it brings a distinctly contemporary look to a classic subject. - M. Stephen Doherty







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: M. Stephen Doherty

Boy With Mandolin by David Tanner
30 x 15 Oil

Judge's Comments: I responded both to the dynamic composition of sifting diagonal lines and the artistís ability to capture a sense of the young manís personality. His choices of pose, lighting, and gestured brushwork at terrific. - M. Stephen Doherty







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: M. Stephen Doherty

Blue Creek Bridge by FRANK BAGGETT
18 x 24 Oil

Judge's Comments: The composition of this painting breaks all the normal rules in that the creek aims towards the center of the rectangle, the bridge slices that rectangle without variation, and composition lacks a strong pattern of light and dark. Nevertheless, the artist has used enough variety in the brushwork, backlighting, and value pattern to create an engaging representation of a moment in time within an isolated location. - M. Stephen Doherty







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: M. Stephen Doherty

In A Beautiful Pea Green Boat by Elizabeth Pollie
24 x 24 Oil

Judge's Comments: There is a wonderful vibrancy, energy, and richness to this painting. The artist has captured the bouncing pattern of light and shadow across the sailboat and in the vesselís reflection in the water. The background shapes and colors support the composition expertly. - M. Stephen Doherty







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: M. Stephen Doherty

New in Town by Nancy Tankersley
16 x 20 Oil

Judge's Comments: Edward Hopper couldnít have done a better job of capturing the sense of loneliness in an elaborately decorated urban space. - M. Stephen Doherty







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: M. Stephen Doherty

morning forest by Michael Orwick
30 x 40 Oil

Judge's Comments: The dancing pattern of light piercing through the bending trees is stunning, and it brings our interest to an otherwise undramatic location in the woods. - M. Stephen Doherty







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: M. Stephen Doherty

Detangling by Lori Putnam
18 x 24 Oil

Judge's Comments: Working with bold strokes of a limited palette of colors, the artist has created a deep atmospheric space in which figures go about their chores. There is enough complexity to the composition to capture and hold the viewersí attention and cause them to wonder about the people at work. - M. Stephen Doherty







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: M. Stephen Doherty

Peter Devine by Scott Johnston
30" x 24" Oil

Judge's Comments: We have a complete sense of the subjectís pensive considerations in this beautifully painted portrait. It is an expertly crafted portrayal of the Peter Devineís personality. - M. Stephen Doherty







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: M. Stephen Doherty

Along the Seine by Mark Lague
30 x 60 Oil

Judge's Comments: How do you find a fresh approach to painting a scene that has caught the attention of artists for more than a century? By placing emphasis on the romantic, encompassing atmosphere, the artist has given us a new way of thinking about and feeling the familiar landscape. - M. Stephen Doherty







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: M. Stephen Doherty

Family Gathering by Shelby Keefe
12 x 48 Oil

Judge's Comments: The artist has done an extraordinary job of successfully incorporating figures and objects in a dynamic space filled with energy and a sense of the personal dynamic between those people. - M. Stephen Doherty







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: M. Stephen Doherty

White Roses by Camille Przewodek
14 x 11 Oil

Judge's Comments: We see here how the underlying abstract relationships between colors, values and shapes underly the best representation paintings. It captures a great sense of life and vitality with the energetic handling of the oil colors. - M. Stephen Doherty







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: M. Stephen Doherty

Little Creek by Michael Orwick
30 x 40 Oil

Judge's Comments: This work proves the point that the real subject of any painting is the way light reveals the world. The challenge for artists is therefore to make the most of that light as they convey their personal response to the sights, sounds, smells, and feelings associated with nature, and Michael Orwick has done an excellent job of doing that here. - M. Stephen Doherty