Raymar Art Painting Competition Finalists (8th Annual Competition Month #3 - June 2014)

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   June Best of Show
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Scott Prior

The Fall by Stephanie Deshpande
16 x 20 Oil

Judge's Comments: What can I say about the big winner other than I love it! It tells a story and I really like how the composition keeps your eye in the painting. The mood is great and it's beautifully drawn. What's not to like? Great job Stephanie! - Scott Prior







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Scott Prior

Road Hogs by Douglas Morgan
10" x 20" Oil

Judge's Comments: I know where this place is and knowing what the location is like, it's hard to figure out a composition there because there is so much going on. Doug nailed it! The Light on the painting is great, I can almost can feel the heat of the Northern Arizona Desert. "Road Hogs" has a really great composition and is drawn really well. I also like how he handled the rust and patina on the trucks too. Nicely done! - Scott Prior







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Scott Prior

Jose by William Schneider
20 x 16 Oil

Judge's Comments: I love the feeling of this piece, it just feels super fresh. It's got a nice drawing and the flesh tones came out great. I really like the lost edges here and there too. Obviously it was done "alla prima" and you can feel it, it's got a lot of life to it! - Scott Prior







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Scott Prior

Freeway Sunset by Danny Griego
16 x 20 Oil

Judge's Comments: With "Freeway Sunset", I really like the how Danny worked out the composition. The color and light are great, you can almost feel the heat coming from the concrete. The reflective light hitting under the overpass is awesome and it's nicely drawn. Nice work Danny! - Scott Prior







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Scott Prior

Spring Flooding by Deborah Tilby
24 x 36 Oil

Judge's Comments: What a great composition in this piece and the atmosphere works really well too. The color green is such a pain in the butt sometimes, I really like how Deborah handled the different subtle temperatures and shades of green in the fields. Nicely handled - Scott Prior







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Scott Prior

A Welcome Light by Jim Wodark
24 x 30 Oil

Judge's Comments: The design and composition of this painting is fantastic. The color turned out really nice too. Having painted my share of nocturnes, I know how difficult it is to convey the light of the moon, Jim did a great job with that. Nice painting Jim! - Scott Prior







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Scott Prior

Three Oil Cans by Jack Ebel
16" x 20" Oil

Judge's Comments: I really like the subject matter with this piece and how John handled them. The patina on the oil cans is great and they are nicely drawn. You can feel the chips and dents in the wood, reminds me of something I'd find in my dad's garage. - Scott Prior







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Scott Prior

San Francisco Yellow Trolley by Mark Lague
30 x 60 Oil

Judge's Comments: I love the mood and design of this painting by Mark. He really captured the the feeling of the hustle and bustle of Market Street in San Francisco. Takes me back to when I was going to art school living in the city by the bay. There's a lot of life to it. - Scott Prior







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Scott Prior

Tying Up-San Blas, Mexico by Ned Mueller
10 x -

Judge's Comments: This is a great composition. The values and reflections in the water are working really well. The light hitting the boats and people is fantastic too, I can almost feel the warmth of the Mexican sun. - Scott Prior







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Scott Prior

Electra by Tim Horn
18 x 24" Oil

Judge's Comments: I love the light and composition of Tim's painting "Electra". The way the cast shadow is creeping up on the Electra is awesome, he captured the fleeting light so well. He handled the patina on the roof really well and it's a nice contrast with the newer cars behind it. - Scott Prior







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Scott Prior

Sunset on the Rocks by Laurie Kersey
12 x 16 Oil

Judge's Comments: The mood, light and composition in Laurie's painting "Sunset on the Rocks", is so great! I feel like I'm there with my toes in the sand soaking up the sun. - Scott Prior







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Scott Prior

Boats in Villefranche, France by Derek Penix
24 x 36 Oil

Judge's Comments: The texture in Derek's painting is so luscious! I love how he handled the paint with this piece. The light and composition are awesome, it's a solid painting. Well done Derek! - Scott Prior