Member Gallery 1

Artist Daily community members show what they are working on. Paintings, drawings, and mixed media are all represented, and works can be complete or in progress.

February 2011 Finalist

Award Sponsor: Raymar ArtJudge: Robert Lemler Saddlebred Spirit by Lindsey Graham14 x 11 Oil Judge's Comments: Bold and energetic brushwork characterize this artist’s directly painted study. She obviously knows her subject well. It is beautifully drawn with just the right amount of detail in the bridle. The subject, almost a portrait, is supported by an…

February 2011 Best in Show

Award Sponsor: Raymar ArtJudge: Robert LemlerTransition in Rose by Aaron Allen Westerberg34 x 22 Oil Judge's Comments: I liked this painting in every way. It is a beautifully composed painting of a timeless subject. I am attracted to the solitary seated figure posed against a cool background. I particularly like how “quiet” this work is.…

January 2011 Finalist

Award Sponsor: Raymar ArtJudge: Calvin Liang Delphiniums by Maria Nika Yakster30 x 18 Oil Judge's Comments: I enjoyed the lovely color harmony and tranquil mood in this work. The delicate warm and bright color of oranges against the very cool and dark background conveys a wonderful mood to the viewer. Very nice work – Calvin…

January 2011 Best in Show

Award Sponsor: Raymar ArtJudge: Calvin Liang Le Marais Twilight by Jennifer McChristian11 x 14 Oil Judge's Comments: I kept returning to look at this painting. The interesting things that kept pulling me in were the fabulous suggestion of such a simple, everyday scene, but the slice of light makes it very special. This is wonderful…

December 2010 Finalist

Award Sponsor: Raymar ArtJudge: Susan Lyon "Roses in Pilsner" by Tony Pro24" x 12" Oil Judge's Comments: This painting personifies elegance to me. I love the strong composition and the simple shapes. To me flowers are super hard to convey and not over work. You can tell this artist squinted and studied the way the…

December 2010 Best in Show

Award Sponsor: Raymar ArtJudge: Susan Lyon Bacchante by Dieul Marina42 x 42 Oil Judge's Comments: The reason I choose this painting for the best of show is that it is not only technically excellent, but the artist's imagination is captivating. This painting goes to the next level of art; after learning the basics of drawing,…

November 2010 Finalist

Award Sponsor: Raymar ArtJudge: Marcia Burtt Composer by Rita Curtis28 x 30 Oil Judge's Comments: Rita Curtis has composed a dramtically lit portrait showing the sitter's features, body language, and preoccupation. I particularly like the dark shape of the piano, and the way the white of the keyboard brings us back to his face. –…

November 2010 Best in Show

Award Sponsor: Raymar ArtJudge: Marcia Burtt Spring Run Off by Bob Beck20 x 24 Oil Judge's Comments: Bob Beck gives us a crystalline winter day, subtle contrasts of secondary colors, simple yet strong composition created by the movement of verticals, and a great understanding of all the modulations of green in the landscape. I must…

October 2010 Finalist

Award Sponsor: Raymar ArtJudge: Scott Jones Twin Arts by Anna Bain48 x 40 Oil Judge's Comments: My imagination immediately came up with three different possible stories depicted in this painting. I admit jumping on the Internet to find out the artist’s intent. Only adds to the enjoyment of what I see as a beautifully rendered…

October 2010 Best in Show

Award Sponsor: Raymar ArtJudge: Scott Jones An Appreciation by Ryan Brown48 x 48 Oil Judge's Comments: A complex painting that works so smoothly and seamlessly in its entirety. Each component is a gem, not a weak one to be found. Each piece in the composition leads me back to the woman. I do find some…