January 2020 Judges: PaintingContest.Org panel of art professionals judged Best in Show and Finalist paintings in January 2020. Multiple views formed the consensus regarding finalists.
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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 (over 10 entries) receives a cash prize in addition to a free promoted painting entry credit. All Finalists receive a free promoted painting entry credit. Free painting credits are available to artists when they next log in.
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REPRESENTATIONAL PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY
Brentwood Bay, Morning Light by Rajat Shanbhag
This unusual yet highly unifying composition instantly intrigues us. The curved lines in the foreground pull us in while vertical, high contrast trees and poles create a sense of directional framing, leading the viewer in and down the road.
Katy of Stillwater by Nicole Mone
Lovely rendering: beautiful sense of clear, translucent skin and crystalline eyes.
Paris by George Bodine
Composition with great sense of mood and mystery.
Rain and the city I. by Monika Harmund Csanyi
Highly creative composition, nice sense of the abstract quality of rain.
Sophia by Christine Columbo
So delicate a rendering, interesting angled view and sense of etheric mood.
Pescadero Farm by Jolyn Wells-Moran
Bold brushstrokes, yet subtle palette yields distinctive mood.
Dan by Yvonne Ham
Wonderful character rendering and story telling with distinctive mood.
ABSTRACT PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY
Cosmic Dust by Tom Shropshire
Intriguing sense of rhythm, shifting elements, crossing paths.
Serengeti Adventure by Carol Matthews
Interesting play of color, pattern and texture.
Attempt fo Creation by Silaro (Szilárd Szilágyi)
Original construction; complex, intriguing.
NOVICE / FOR THE LOVE OF PAINTING CATEGORY
Cityscape by Kalpesh Parmar
Lovely street scene with an air of mystery.