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Greetings Artists
 
After 20 long weeks of our Light Chasers Weekly Painting Challenges, the results are in!!!
 
All those 20 Artists whose paintings were voted "Best Painting of the Week" were entered into the Final Challenge and Judged this past week.
Three of our Light Chasers Featured Artists generously shared their time and expert artistic knowledge to Judge our Final Challenge.
All three of these Featured Artists are Professional Artists and Teaching Artists and have in the past years, Judged our Annual Member's and Paint Sarasota Paint Out Shows and our Quick Draw Contests. They all agreed that it was very difficult to judge the Final Challenge, because of the high quality of the paintings.

 
Many Thanks to Katie Dobson Cundiff, Joseph Melancon, and Morgan Samuel Price for sharing their expertise in choosing our Final Challenge Winners.
We Greatly appreciate their ongoing support of the Lightchasers!!!  



WE NOW PRESENT TO YOU, THE PRIZE WINNING PAINTINGS AND THEIR AWARDS, AND THE COMMENTS FROM THE JUDGES.

1ST PLACE

 "DISTANCING"
LINDA KUBECKA


$125.00  ART & FRAME GIFT CARD

 
JUDGES COMMENTS: The light and design of a complicated scene, simplified. Good contrast between the warm trees and foliage and the cool shadows and water.
The long horizontal branch "points" to a small figure of a fisherman, adding the human element and story to the scene. This looks like a plein air piece, it is detailed yet spontaneous. Good Work!
This compelling painting tells anyone who has or has not visited Florida the entire narrative of what it would be to stand in the shallows by the waters edge on a sunny afternoon in a Florida winter. Very well executed.
2ND PLACE

 "5329 AVENIDA DEL MARE" 
SHAWN MCLOUGHLIN


$100.00  ART & FRAME GIFT CARD

 
JUDGES COMMENTS:  The painting of this 1970's Florida style home was a common design of the times. The painting of the house set in dappled light creates the nostalgic ambiance.
Effective use of warm and cool colors / great use of variety of greens / very entertaining in every part of the painting / good perspective.
Good use of the elements to draw the eye into the scene.  The trees and elements in the landscape create a "path" for the viewer up to the cabin
with just enough detail so that the viewer stays engaged.

 

3RD PLACE

"SEQUESTERED, BUT NOT LONELY"
RON GALLO


$75.00  ART &  FRAME GIFT CARD

 
JUDGES COMMENTS: Subtle use of color and lighting, and a well drawn sandpiper to boot! Lovely!
Brush marks blend well to get the feel of feathers / good subject placement / good anatomy.
A sweet sandpiper standing in the shallow water searching for an opportunity. The form and weight of the bird are convincing. 

 
4TH PLACE

"WALK THIS WAY"
LINDA KOVACH


$50.00  ART & FRAME GIFT CARD 

JUDGES COMMENTS:  Crisp brush marks /  good range of color and values / nails the mood and place.
Good interpretation of light and shadow..  Lively brushwork and clean color. You and feel the heat of the sun on the sand, and the coolness of the shadows.
The light is beautifully painted.

 
HONORABLE MENTION

"EVENING ON HERON LAGOON"
NANCY CASEY

 
$25.00  ART & FRAME GIFT CARD

JUDGES COMMENTS:  Dramatic composition with a subdued palette. Well rendered reflection of land mass with the simple sliver of light on the water . Beautiful!
Strong composition / interesting sky / nice splash of green / serene / effective calm water.
The feeling of serenity in this scene is very believable. You can just relax and enjoy it.
HONORABLE MENTION

"LOOKIN AT PAINTINGS"
DOUG FINFROCK


$25.00  ART & FRAME GIFT CARD

 
JUDGES COMMENTS:  Very strong composition / well drawn / engaging topic / not overdone / sensitive use of color.
Good composition and placement of figure, colors, value. Interesting use of geometric and abstract shapes in the background, and the color in the man's jacket.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR WINNERS OF THE FINAL CHALLENGE!!!
THE PAINTINGS WERE AMAZING!!!

As seen above, the winners of this 20 week challenge are receiving Gift Cards to Art & Frame, our local Art Supply Store.

Make sure to check out their website  www.in2art.com  and sign up for their newsletters. Robert and staff will let you know what is happening and forward promotions.
This week a discount is featured!  Art & Frame is now carrying it's own line of acrylics, Fantastic! Please support our local Art Supply Store!
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10AM - 5 pm
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MANY THANKS TO ALL ARTISTS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE LIGHT CHASERS PAINTING CHALLENGE OVER THE LAST 20 WEEKS!

WE LOVED SEEING YOUR WORK AND HOPE THAT YOU WILL CONTINUE SENDING IN PHOTOS OF YOUR PAINTINGS IN THE NEW "SPIRIT OF PAINTING" CONTEST WHICH STARTED THIS PAST WEEK, 

BELOW IS A LAST LOOK AT ALL THE SPLENDED WINNING PANTINGS FROM EACH WEEK.

TAKE CARE, STAY WELL AND STAY SAFE AND KEEP ON PAINTING!!!
MARYANN, SUSAN, PATTI, JACK, LYNN, SHARON & TERRY
Week 1
Patti Cripe 
Koi-intined
oil on canvas
18”x24”
Week 2
"Distancing"
Linda Kubecka
Oil 
11" X 14"
Week 3
Amy Webber
"Ringling Bridge at Sunset"
9x12
oil on panel
Week 4
Bill DiMenna
Feeding white egret #2
Oil
18” by 24”
Week 5
Heidi Gaudry
"Blue Bonnet Trail"
14 x 11
oil
Week 6
"Sandy Stroll To Where Life Leads"
By Rick Austin
8" X 10"    Oil On Linen   
Week 7
"5329 Avenida Del Mare"
Shawn Mcloughlin
Oil On Linen Panel
9" X 12"
Week 8
"Beach Boat"
Doug Finfrock
Watercolor
10"H X 16"W
Week 9
"Sequestered, But Not Lonely"
By Ron Gallo
6" X 8"
Oil / Linen Panel
Week 10
"Birds Of Paradise"
 By Kathy Albright
Oil
11" X 14"
Week 11
"May Magnolia"
By Susan E. Hoffman
12" X 9"
Oil On Panel
Week 12
"Shadow Dancing"
By Linda Kovach
Oil On Panel
8" X 10"
Week 13
"Falling Waters"
By Judy Klein
9' X 12"
Oil On Canvas
Week 14
"Walk This Way"
By Linda Kovach
Oil On Canvas
8" X 10"
Week 15
"Ready To Sail"
 Tricia Lynn
 Oil On Board
 9" X 12"
Week 16
"Hauled Up For Repairs"
 Lydia Kaeyer
Watercolor
11" X 17"
 
Week 17
"Waiting For My Turn"
By Kathy Baiamonte
Oil
8" X 10"
Week 18
Nancy Casey
Evening on Heron Lagoon
Oil
18x20
Week 19
"Lookin' At Paintings"
Doug Finfrock
Watercolor And Gouache
16" W  X  10" H
Week 20
"Bradenton Dinner"
Darryl Goldman
Oil On Panel
8 X 10
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