February 2012 Finalist

February 2012 Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Michelle Dunaway

Muse by Richard Prather
20 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 the painting gives a sense of scale and also creates a balance, through their intensity of color, to the larger masses of the cliffs that dominate the painting.The subtle value shifts create a nice atmospheric effect. – Michelle Dunaway


RayMar 6th Annual Art Contest Judges

December 2011–John Burton

January 2012–Kathryn Stats

February 2012–Michelle Dunaway

March 2012–Tony Pro

April 2012–Joshua Rose

May 2012–Warren Chang

June 2012–John & Shannon Watts

July 2012–Jennifer McChristian

August 2012–Michael Godfrey

September 2012–Sherrie McGraw

October 2012–Kathy Anderson

November 2012–Jill Carver

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Courtney Jordan

About Courtney Jordan

  Courtney is the editor of Artist Daily. For her, art is one of life’s essentials and a career mainstay. She’s pursued academic studies of the Old Masters of Spain and Italy as well as museum curatorial experience, writing and reporting on arts and culture as a magazine staffer, and acquiring and editing architecture and cultural history books. She hopes to recommit herself to more studio time, too, working in mixed media.