One Man's Trash, Another Man's Treasure - FINALIST, March 2019

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I painted this in Apalachacola, FL. What I was attracted to in this scene was how the clutter and garbage looked so interesting in its orchestration and patterns. What made me paint it was meeting the owner and hearing what he had to say. He told me that the city had been trying to get him to clean his property for some time. But he thought it looked was his collection of stuff that he loved. He seemed to cherish everything scattered around. The first thing I thought was, one mans trash...another mans treasure. And I had to paint it. I even got him (the owner) to pose for me for a small session during the painting. When he posed, thats when the blinding light began to lower itself on the scene. I really enjoyed making this painting.

Specific details

Name of Artist: Jason Sacran
Width (inches): 24
Judge and Category: Tina Garrett, Representational Professional
Height (inches): 16
Judge's Comment: "There are so many decisive and confident strokes in 'One Man's Trash, Another Man's Treasure.' The common moment is depicted in a beautiful haze that both elevates it and lets it be. I can hear the locusts, feel the heat of the sun and the excitement of the treasure hunt."
Media: Oil
Country: United States
Painting Genre: Representational: Landscape / Nature
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry