April 2020 Finalist Paintings - Gallery

April 2020 Judges:  Professional artist Michael Orwick judged the Representational Professional category; PaintingContest.Org panel of art professionals judged the Abstract Professional category and the Novice/For the Love of Painting category.

BEST IN SHOW AND FINALIST CERTIFICATES: Each certificate is ready for printing at your desktop at full size (on letter size paper, 8.5 x 11 inches). First, scroll through to find your certificate. Next, click directly on the image to enlarge, then "right click" or "control - click" to save to your computer. Make sure you print in "landscape mode" and if you can, check "scale to fit page."

 

BESTINSHOW-Apr2020REP-WhiteClownLaidOff-by-LeahProbst
BESTINSHOW-Apr2020ABS-SurgeryUnknownPatient-by-KatyaGranova
BESTINSHOW-Apr2020NLP-Manila-by-LoesReijnders
FINALIST-Apr2020ABS-Submerged-by-LeahDockrill
FINALIST-Apr2020NLP-Greenery-by-KalpeshParmar
FINALIST-Apr2020NLP-TheDawningofTime-by-DebbieBzdyl
FINALIST-Apr2020NLP-TraditionalDressSardinia-by-VanniRocca
FINALIST-Apr2020REP-EarlyMorning-by-AndreyPingachev
FINALIST-Apr2020REP-Komorebi-by RickDelanty
FINALIST-Apr2020REP-RocklandAvenue-by-DeborahTilby
FINALIST-Apr2020REP-TheCritique-by-NicoleMoné
FINALIST-Apr2020REP-Beyond-by-Robin-Wessman
FINALIST-Apr2020ABS-Humbaba-by-ChristineGrimes
FINALIST-Apr2020ABS-Protection-by-GeizaBarreto
FINALIST-Apr2020NLP-StillLifeAsianRadish-by-IngaVedmidska
FINALIST-Apr2020NLP-EnchantedSeas-by-AlmasKaban
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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

 

Name of Artist: Robin Wessman
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: Michael Orwick, Representational Professional
Judge's Comment: "I'm glad I clicked this to see it blown up with all of the detail in the slices of mandarins. I like the play of the white and warm orange against the stark black background."
Name of Artist: Leah Probst
Award: BEST IN SHOW - Cash award and free promoted entry
Judge and Category: Michael Orwick, Representational Professional
Judge's Comment: "Beautiful use of detail to bring out the character and sorrow. It feels as if it has a very limited harmonious palette."
Name of Artist: Deborah Tilby
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: Michael Orwick, Representational Professional
Judge's Comment: "I really enjoy when an ordinary, nearly mundane scene is presented with love and reverence. It forces us to look deeper into our own surroundings."
Name of Artist: Rick J. Delanty
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: Michael Orwick, Representational Professional
Judge's Comment: "I really enjoyed the use of line and texture to give us a real feeling of movement and action."
Name of Artist: Andrey Pingachev
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: Michael Orwick, Representational Professional
Judge's Comment: "The reflection of the water on the bricks in the foreground is what does it for me. There is quite a bit of technical prowess in the drawing and design as well."
Name of Artist: Nicole Moné
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: Michael Orwick, Representational Professional
Judge's Comment: "I love this whimsical look at what appears to be a serious man in deep contemplation. A bit of a role reversal as the Critiquer gets observed, thusly critiqued himself. Plus it is beautifully rendered."

 

 

ABSTRACT PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY

 

Name of Artist: Geiza Barreto
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: PaintingContest.Org Panel of Art Professionals, Abstract Professional
Judge's Comment: "A light atmospheric feeling arises, from the play of a child to the glimpse of an angel materializing in our minds. One has the sense of a floating figure surrounded by roving aerial spirits, the arcs and angles united by visceral, textured forms."
Name of Artist: Katya Granova
Award: BEST IN SHOW - Cash award and free promoted entry
Judge and Category: PaintingContest.Org Panel of Art Professionals, Abstract Professional
Judge's Comment: "Masked figures intently focus on a task about which we can only imagine. The gratifying spatial balance is achieved through connecting bold strokes and contrasting values in a meaningful way; the dual tension between characters adds to the compelling narrative—and endless speculation."
Name of Artist: Christine Grimes
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: PaintingContest.Org Panel of Art Professionals, Abstract Professional
Judge's Comment: "An imposing symbol of power with the semblance of a massive, branching tree boldly grabs our attention to deliver its message, one of ages-old conflict between humanity and the forces of nature."
Name of Artist: Leah Dockrill
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: PaintingContest.Org Panel of Art Professionals, Abstract Professional
Judge's Comment: "This interesting abstract design invites us to explore through a dance of electrified color applied in opaque layers, and fractal-like, floating textural effects, creating a sense of mystery and wonder to what lies beyond."

 

 

 

NOVICE / FOR THE LOVE OF PAINTING CATEGORY

 

Name of Artist: Debbie Bzdyl
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: PaintingContest.Org Panel of Art Professionals, Novice / For the Love of Painting
Judge's Comment: "Fabulous use of color masses with rhythmic brush and edge effects creates an illusory world of unfathomed depth and scale. Contrasting elementals—earth, water, fire, and air—coexist in harmony and balance, beckoning us to explore the outermost reaches."
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: "A thought builds from depths to epiphany. Immersed in bioluminescent turquoise, like glittering gold it bubbles upward, a mind meditation showering our unconscious with the uncanny sense of fortune and prosperity."
Name of Artist: Loes Reijnders
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: "Wonderful rendition not only of a place, but in setting a powerful mood accompanied by a sense of mystery and intrigue. Excellent composition balances between tension and unity of shape and line; skillful yet freeform perspective drawing is enhanced by amplified value transitions and luminosity shifts, taking us in, down and through to the horizon."
Name of Artist: Vanni Rocca
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: PaintingContest.Org Panel of Art Professionals, Novice / For the Love of Painting
Judge's Comment: "Alluring portrait comes to life with luminous, dramatic color transitions. Large, lush paint strokes accentuate the high contrast forms; skillful edge diffusion creates focus and sense of depth."
Name of Artist: Inga Vedmidska
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: PaintingContest.Org Panel of Art Professionals, Novice / For the Love of Painting
Judge's Comment: "Excellent still life painting unifies its subjects with a distinctive brush and edge treatment, and measured reflective effects against low-value background tones. Most striking is the feeling of spontaneity while achieving a highly realistic impression."
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: "Lovely landscape expresses the feeling of a day in a life filled with the gifts of nature. The composition compels us to explore the diagonal flow to the horizon; rock walls and buildings curve through banks of emerald grass and beyond, over the hill. We strive to follow, despite feeling our shoes soaked by light rain."

 

 


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