6 Oct 2009
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Second Prize, acrylic

by Sharon Fox-Mould, 2009, 24 x 36, Collection the artist.

Prize:  $700 Utrecht ArtSmart Value Card

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mbl4cp wrote
on 19 Oct 2009 3:23 PM

WOW!  The best colors for a Hibiscus, but would have  liked to see

a larger, darker area to draw you to the center of interest.

There  is contrast but looks like the subject could have been duplicated

completely from a photo.  Would like to have seen more individual

creativity with color, contrast and composition w/a little background


This is still worthy of a prize.

sharonmould wrote
on 4 Nov 2009 7:18 AM

It was my intention to capture the real flower. Nature offers us a most full pallet. Lest we think that this hibicus really contains these colours,  a dramatized version using almost every version of red mixable on my pallet. It was intended to be a personal painting, an exercise in creating drama through colour.

Roley wrote
on 4 Nov 2009 7:31 AM

Very good.  It looks so real.

on 4 Nov 2009 7:35 AM

This piece was displayed in my gallery space in Nassau (The Ladder Gallery) and was THE most vibrant piece in the collection. I disagree with the previous comment about wanting a darker center color. i love the contrast of pink against red and think that the lighter color gives the piece a more defined central focus. My only complaint was the frame it was displayed in , which I felt was a poor choice of size, color and design. A really lovely piece of art. 


Damaris2 wrote
on 4 Nov 2009 10:17 AM

A major departure from previous work with a concentrated attempt to capture in every detail a mature bloom of a hibiscus. Vibrant use of a warm tones.

Ejchanner wrote
on 5 Nov 2009 5:21 PM

A very interesting rendition of the hibiscus flower, kodos to sharons insight and talent, a very beautiful painting I too disagree that that a darker centre would enhance the image,the pistil and the blends surrounding the center is perfect.

mcanuff wrote
on 5 Nov 2009 7:34 PM

Interesting, vibrant close up of the hibiscus, makes a good conversation piece. Could also be categorized semi-abstract.




manfromochie wrote
on 19 Dec 2009 10:04 PM

Sharon's work always attacts my attention. I had not seen this one, but as usual she finds a way to get in you face with these blloms. She captures natures balance of colours perfectly, I am always intrigued by her interpretraions.


on 15 May 2010 1:29 PM



Excellent, enviable.