Raymar Art Painting Competition Finalists (8th Annual Competition Month #5 - August 2014)

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   August Best of Show
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kristen Thies

Busi by natalie hirschman
650mm x 550mm Oil

Judge's Comments: I selected “Busi” by artist Natalie Hirschman as the Best painting in the Competition because of her accurate drawing skills , subtle colors, and appropriate soft edges. Natalie’s portrait sketch from life captured the introspective mood of her beautiful model. The lightest light next to the darkest dark and the rendering of the blouse are masterful. - Kristen Thies







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kristen Thies

"Duck, Duck, Goose" by James Tennison
18" x 24" Oil

Judge's Comments: I selected this oil as one of the top 12 entries because the drawing is very accurate and the subtle colors in the water and reflections are varied. James painted an individual portrait of each bird which makes the painting very interesting. - Kristen Thies







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kristen Thies

Geisha Doll with Apple Blossoms by John McCartin
57cm x 36cm Oil

Judge's Comments: I selected John McCartin’s oil as one of 12 finalists for the dark and light patterns, the excellent drawing and for his interesting composition, soft edges of the flower petals and the brass vase. - Kristen Thies







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kristen Thies

Elizabeth Weiss - Butterfly Gathering - 14 x 16 - Oil on Linen by Elizabeth Weiss
14 x -

Judge's Comments: I selected Elizabeth Weiss’s Oil “Butterfly Gathering” as a finalist because of the beautiful rendering and accurate drawing of all of the Butterflies. I especially love the color she achieved for the Blue Morpho. - Kristen Thies







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kristen Thies

Morning Glory by J.M. Brodrick
18 x 24 Acrylic

Judge's Comments: I selected “Morning Glory” as a finalist by J.M. Brodrick because of the beautiful rendering. light and accurate drawing of the majestic horse in the sunlit field. - Kristen Thies







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kristen Thies

Beautiful Soul by Carol Arnold
34 x 22 Oil

Judge's Comments: I selected “Beautiful Soul” as a finalist by Carol Arnold because her painting is a wonderful study in edges and drawing. Carol’s composition captured the model’s delight sitting with a cup of tea. - Kristen Thies







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kristen Thies

Valentino by Suzie Baker
- x - Oil

Judge's Comments: I selected “Valentino” as a finalist by Suzie Baker because her painting is a wonderful example of Alla Prima -painting from life. Her bravura style portrait shows her knowledge of drawing, values, and interesting edges. - Kristen Thies







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kristen Thies

When Irish Eyes by William Schneider
18 x 14 Oil

Judge's Comments: I selected “When Irish Eyes” as a finalist by William Schneider because his oil painting is a wonderful example of a fine portrait sketch from life–beautiful drawing, edges, and color. - Kristen Thies







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kristen Thies

Pottery by John Philbin Dolan
12 x 24 Oil

Judge's Comments: I selected “Pottery” as a finalist by John Philbin Dolan because of the beautifully rendered still life objects, his drawing, accurate edges, and the simple yet elegant composition. - Kristen Thies







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kristen Thies

Golden Delight by John McCartin
69cm x 110cm Oil

Judge's Comments: I selected “Golden Delight” as a finalist by artist John McCartin because of his accurate drawing, his interpretation of light and the subtle pastoral quality of his composition. - Kristen Thies







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kristen Thies

Sunday Morning-Mevagissey,England by Ned Mueller
26 x -

Judge's Comments: I selected “Sunday Morning” as a finalist by artist Ned Mueller because of his accurate drawing, color, edges, and wonderful composition of boats at low tide. - Kristen Thies







   Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kristen Thies

Sharing Secrets by Anna Bain
16 x 20 Oil

Judge's Comments: I selected “Sharing Secrets” as a finalist by artist Anna Bain. Her figurative composition is lovely and original with accurate drawing, color, and soft edges. - Kristen Thies