Breaking Light - BEST IN SHOW, June 2020

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Added 2020-06-03 15:23:59
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This was done en plein air in Laguna, CA, at Three Arch Bay. It took me several sessions to finish. What I was most interested in were the light and atmospheric qualities of the scene. 

Specific details

Name of Artist: Jason Sacran
Width (inches): 30
Height (inches): 24
Media: Oil
Country: United States
Painting Genre: Representational: Landscape / Nature
Award: BEST IN SHOW - Cash award and free promoted entry
Judge and Category: Rick J. Delanty, Representational Professional
Judge's Comment: "Plein air painting is challenging. It’s a sorting out of priorities: the selection of the perfect subject, creation of the most effective composition, choosing of the most appropriate color palette, and the dedication of just the right amount of time to complete a truly beautiful artwork. What I see in this painting is a 'weaving together' of all of those elements, in a way that seems effortless because there is no overworking in evidence. More than that, there is a rhythm of line, a careful planning of contrasts between ellipses and angles, and the creation of a 'highway of light' that draws us into the painting toward the wave, and the reflected light at the base of the far cliff. Light is everywhere. Good drawing and decision-making is everywhere. Jason’s painting is a superb example of a plein air artwork that possesses the quality of a well-thought-out studio painting. Spectacular!"