Awards: The Art of Watercolor
May 12 – August 19 2012
1st Place: Barbara Scheihing for “Roots”
2nd Place: Mimi Hegler for “Kitchen Staples”
3rd Place: Cecile Kirkpatrick for “Beets, Carrots, and Asparagus”
Honorable Mention: Janet M. Epstein for “Rooted Matter”
Honorable Mention: Renée Moneyhun for “Abstract with Two Suns”
Honorable Mention: Sally Drew for “Rocks and Roots”
Honorable Mention: Linda Daniels for “Lirio de Agua”
Honorable Mention: Jean Perretta for “Hiawatha”
Honorable Mention: Tanya Rostovtseva for “St. Sebastian”
Brenda was very impressed with the overall quality of work. She said that choosing award winners was very difficult and that it took a long time and a lot of serious thought! Judging was based mainly on technical ability and there were many other worthy paintings. I thank Brenda Kidera for her kind and careful attention to the job at hand!
Congratulations to the award winners! --Susan Murphy, ARThouse, May 12, 2012
Here are all the award winners, with Brenda's comments below each image:
|1st Place: Barbara Scheihing for “Roots”
This still life has a great composition, exhibits confident handling of the paint, has a nice variation of color and value within shapes, and a lovely background with wonderful subtle texture. Well done!
|Honorable Mention: Janet M. Epstein for
Wonderful abstracted interpretation of roots! Great handling of color and shape; nice range of values.
|Honorable Mention: Linda Daniels for “Lirio
I love this quiet, subtle painting with the shapes emerging and receding. Lovely colors and use of the rice paper.
|Honorable Mention: Tanya Rostovtseva for
Excellent lifting and modeling of the figure. Love the color palette and positioning of the figure in the composition.
Thanks for inviting me to jury this excellent show!
Brenda Kidera, at ARThouse, May 10, 2012