Name of Artist: Monique Chartier
Width (inches): 24
Judge and Category: PaintingContest.Org, Oct 2018 Judges - Novice/For the Love of Painting
Height (inches): 12
Judge's Comment: "This interesting, high contrast still life takes on a compositional challenge and solves it with uncanny success. The canvas appears strongly bisected on the diagonal, separating the image into two contrasting areas; it could have resulted in unrelated segments caught forever in conflict. Yet, the entire painting works, partly due to the bridging effect of central shapes and like colors, welding together each half into one. Additionally, long, similarly sized brushstrokes provide repeating, cross-canvas texture, tying it all together and creating a pleasing pathway for the eye."
Country: United States
Award: BEST IN SHOW - Cash award $50 and free promoted entry
Style or Genre of Painting: Representational / Still Life