RayMar 6th Annual Art Contest

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. This online art gallery contains the submissions for the RayMar 6th Annual art contest.

February 2012 Finalist

February 2012 FinalistAward Sponsor: RayMar ArtJudge: Michelle Dunaway Muse by Richard Prather20 x 12, Oil painting Judge's Comments: Not only is this a strong composition , but the diffusion of greys played against the pop of color of the people below creates such an interesting balance.The placement of the people in the lower part of…

February 2012 Best of Show

February 2012 Best of ShowAward Sponsor: RayMar ArtJudge: Michelle Dunaway Blue Sky and Figure by David Shevlino19 x 17, oil painting Judge's Comments: This painting really captivated me the moment I saw it. The artist so eloquently captured, through a conservation of brushwork , the sense of suspended movement ; the stillness of the diver…

January 2012 Finalist

January 2012 FinalistAward Sponsor: RayMar ArtJudge: Kathryn Stats Five Apples by Timothy C. Tyler11 x 14 Oil painting Judge's Comments: Strong design, enhanced by the vertical direction of the stems and left background, giving movement as well as height. Each apple has its own distinct personality and the well placed complimentary green ground is very…

January 2012 Best of Show

January 2012 Best of ShowAward Sponsor: RayMar ArtJudge: Kathryn Stats Sanskar by Deepak Patil48" x 36" Acrylic painting Judge's Comments: The play of curved lines and shadow shapes juxtaposed against the verticals and horizontals leaves one with a sense of the delicate beauty supported by great strength. The amazing detail work in this intricate building…

December 2011 Finalist

December FinalistAward Sponsor: RayMar ArtJudge: John Burton Take a break (surfer boy) by Paul Cheng12 x 9 Oil Judge's Comments: I wonder if this was done plein air. If it wasn't this artist has spent plenty of time outside understanding light. I really like how they bounced so much warm light into the shadows for…

December 2011 Best of Show

December 2011 Best of ShowAward Sponsor: RayMar ArtJudge: John Burton Garden by Louis Escobedo24 x 24 oil painting Judge's Comments: Hey wait a minute all my art teachers told me to avoid painting a painting with all the primaries in the color scheme. Well just to prove my art teachers wrong you painted the primaries…