Top Hat - FINALIST, January 2019

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My goal in this painting was to pull the subjects shadowed face out of the darkness, allowing only the light areas to contain detail while handling the dark of his clothing and chair with a gestural, even calligraphic brushwork.

Specific details

Name of Artist: Suzie Baker
Width (inches): 20
Judge and Category: Linda Glover Gooch, Representational Professional
Height (inches): 18
Judge's Comment: “Loved the juicy free flowing brush work in this piece. In looking at this piece, I found myself wanting to know the man… there was a sense of strength in him, but a gentle spirit. A big like on this!”
Media: Oil
Country: United States
Painting Genre: Representational: Figurative / Other
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry