November 2019 Finalist Paintings - Gallery

November 2019 Judges:  PaintingContest.Org panel of art professionals judged all Best in Show finalist paintings in November 2019. Multiple views formed the consensus regarding finalists.


BEST IN SHOW AND FINALISTS

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BESTINSHOW-Nov2019REP-Frost-by-DeborahTilby
BESTINSHOW-Nov2019ABS-TheKarakoram-by-LidiaKosiorek
BESTINSHOW-Nov2019NLP-PearOnAShelf-by-KarenBurns
FINALIST-Nov2019ABS-StormInTheForest-by-Laran
FINALIST-Nov2019ABS-Wildflowers-by-ErnieKleven
FINALIST-Nov2019NLP-Jaccepte-by-GregoireVorpe
FINALIST-Nov2019NLP-MixedEmotions-by-AlmasKabani
FINALIST-Nov2019NLP-RuralLife-by-KalpeshParmar
FINALIST-Nov2019NLP-SedonaSky-by-NancyPrice
FINALIST-Nov2019REP-CinqueTerre-by-GeorgeBodine
FINALIST-Nov2019REP-Daylilies-by-CherylPlautz
FINALIST-Nov2019REP-FirstSnow-by-AndreyPingachev
FINALIST-Nov2019REP-Laurily-by-ChristineColumbo
FINALIST-Nov2019REP-Rainforest-by-MinaPark
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See professional artist judges' comments on all finalist paintings. Painting are presented in random order, per category. Click directly on the painting image for additional information. Best in Show receives a cash prize in addition to a free painting entry credit. Finalists receive a free special promoted painting entry credit. Free painting credits are available to artists when they next log in. Scroll down to see all:

 

REPRESENTATIONAL PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY

 

Name of Artist: Andrey Pingachev
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: PaintingContest.Org Panel of Art Professionals, Representational Professional
Judge's Comment: "This exciting, original design captures our attention—and imagination. The harmonious placement of a multitude of crossing branches, the arcing bridge, cool snow and warm sky seems more than just a landscape, and the likely setting of a story. The triadic color scheme is skillfully handled with muted tones and color masses balancing in an unusual composition."
Name of Artist: George F. Bodine
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: PaintingContest.Org Panel of Art Professionals, Representational Professional
Judge's Comment: "At first glance, the distinctive composition commands our attention with its strong architectural shapes looming below mist-enshrouded mountains. However, as we focus into the scene, we're struck by the sheer multitude of angles, levels, and varied geometric faces, all making sense visually whether alone or grouped. The mastery of perspective drawing, dramatic plays of light and shadow and receding atmospheric perspective tie this landscape together, compelling us to explore it over and over."
Name of Artist: Christine Columbo
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: PaintingContest.Org Panel of Art Professionals, Representational Professional
Judge's Comment: "Heart and soul are palpable viewing this lovely portrait of a young child, her intent gaze amplified by complimentary hues and soft tones in a stylistic framework reminiscent of Renaissance painters. The attention to edges, whether defined or soft, controls our sense of focus and dimension, and invites the mind to ponder further."
Name of Artist: MIna Park
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: PaintingContest.Org Panel of Art Professionals, Representational Professional
Judge's Comment: "Mystical qualities and lush atmospheric effects are beautifully portrayed in this painting by Mina Park. Although it highlights only a branch covered with exotic vegetation, having experienced the rainforest first hand, we know this is but a gateway to an immensely rich ecosystem. The monochromatic color scheme in wide ranging values contributes to the sense of magical, almost impenetrable depths."
Name of Artist: Cheryl Plautz
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: PaintingContest.Org Panel of Art Professionals, Representational Professional
Judge's Comment: "A masterfully executed scratchboard work, its color harmony, compelling design, and underlying draftsmanship combine striking effects for a visual feast. We are reminded of prints from monographs by early botanists—yet this surpasses past works with admirable sophistication. Note the sensation of velvety texture on flower petals as well as the thoughtful placement of flowing of forms to achieve compositional interest."
Name of Artist: Deborah Tilby
Award: BEST IN SHOW - Cash award and free promoted entry
Judge and Category: PaintingContest.Org Panel of Art Professionals, Representational Professional
Judge's Comment: "This exquisite snowscape balances complimentary forces as we feel the warmth of the sun evaporating the icy creek water, then rising into fog. A sense of criss-crossing, ice-coated branches is wonderfully depicted with free-flowing brushwork. The composition is superbly weighted, balancing hues of cool shadows against sunlit snow, all merging into receding textural elements."

 

Honorable Mention:

All Girls Together by Deborah Tilby

Study of a Model by Christine Columbo

Wind Over Boundaries by Eileen Wold

 

ABSTRACT PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY

 

Name of Artist: Ernie Kleven
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: PaintingContest.Org Panel of Art Professionals, Abstract Professional
Judge's Comment: "Reminiscent of an impression in fossilized rock, this unusual abstract design depicts wildflowers in an unexpected way, forcing the idea that wildflowers represent something other than our conventional view. Perhaps here, 'wildflowers' define a state of being captured in time."
Name of Artist: LAran
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: PaintingContest.Org Panel of Art Professionals, Abstract Professional
Judge's Comment: "This thoughtful abstract aims to depict the power of wind using concentrated color and transparent layering effects, building on a matrix to create a sense of fathomless depth. The artist's proposal: 'How can it be that life survives beyond such elemental powers as wind?'—a question better pondered through the lens of an intricate maze."
Name of Artist: Lidia Kosiorek
Award: BEST IN SHOW - Cash award and free promoted entry
Judge and Category: PaintingContest.Org Panel of Art Professionals, Abstract Professional
Judge's Comment: "This distinctive abstract painting evokes the concept of pressurized forces, colliding, impacting and ultimately merging, rippling at the boundaries in energized waves. The title, The Karakoram, may refer to one of the most geologically active places on earth, an area found between two colliding continents."

 

 

 

NOVICE / FOR THE LOVE OF PAINTING CATEGORY

 

Name of Artist: Almas Kabani
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: PaintingContest.Org Panel of Art Professionals, Novice / For the Love of Painting
Judge's Comment: "Vibrant warm and cool flames of color morph and merge, twist and turn, just as emotions do in this aptly titled expressionist painting. Distinctive shapes fit together like pieces of a puzzle; the strong quadratic color scheme generates a mood along with the sense of a dynamic personality awaiting further analysis."
Name of Artist: Karen Burns
Award: BEST IN SHOW - Cash award and free promoted entry
Judge and Category: PaintingContest.Org Panel of Art Professionals, Novice / For the Love of Painting
Judge's Comment: "This beautifully rendered still life is invigorated with cool and bright contrasting hues in a stark color scheme. There is a rich sensation of texture, volume and weight in the objects depicted. Careful color choices-- the vibrant green pear and its intense reflection in the mottled pewter urn, along with its stem and leaf curving below the rough-cut marble base--are key to the flowing design and balanced composition, keeping our interest in a painting worth viewing over and over."
Name of Artist: Kalpesh Parmar
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: PaintingContest.Org Panel of Art Professionals, Novice / For the Love of Painting
Judge's Comment: "This fascinating, narrative-driven painting, strikes a distinctive mood as it portrays a day in the life of the artist's grandmother. Contrasting colors and strong highlights enliven the spaces, creating a nice sense of depth surrounding the subject. Elements are carefully rendered and we note a wealth of fine details and effects, such as the strong, veined hands and feet of the woman and the sensation of heat emanating from the stove."
Name of Artist: Nancy Price
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: PaintingContest.Org Panel of Art Professionals, Novice / For the Love of Painting
Judge's Comment: "Confident, bright swaths of color characterize this upbeat landscape, flowing upward from vibrant, sun struck mountains to dramatic, billowing clouds against an electric blue sky. There is a feeling of spontaneity and improvisation, possibly related to the creative process as the artist strives to emphasize the raw intensity of the scene."
Name of Artist: Grégoire Vorpe
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: PaintingContest.Org Panel of Art Professionals, Novice / For the Love of Painting
Judge's Comment: "Doubling as introspective social commentary, this unusual painting organizes existing elements to form a metaphor which underscores our disconnect with the technological world. Do devices such as mobile phones and computers serve us to our benefit, or do they actually conspire to control us, covertly or not? Visually, it begs the question: what is it? The explanation follows, and the conversation begins."

 

Honorable Mention:

Bellagio by Monica Ehmke

Faces of Sardinia by Vanni Rocca

Copper Curls by Almas Kabani

La Bici Rossa by Corinne Murphy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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