Zach's Chair - Kelly Ingleright-Telgenhoff
Oil on Canvas, 38"x50"
The drawing and painting skills are excellent. The artist has created an original idea for a portrait using objects to describe attributes of the subject. The subtle imbalance of these objects implies and creates tension. Very original and dynamic. (Notice the splash of red in the lower right corner...mysterious!)
Forest Thru the Trees - Tamara Nottingham
Oil on Board, 36"x48"
A totally different way of seeing a typical forest scene. It is dramatic in the extreme - with somber dark lighting, and splashes of red in the lower right area. The strong fall tree diagonal creates tension, splitting the painting, but is saved compositionally by the dark rhythmic vertical trees behind it.
Civil Discourse - Lora Garcelon
Watercolor and acrylic marbling, 18"x24"
The grid composition is simple and strong with a subtle background pattern. The dark value of the mans jacket creates a diagonal, implying dominance while the foreground figure suggests insecurity, with the counter diagonal of his shoulders! High drama.