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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Best of Show - Raymar Fine Art Competition



"Los Cuatro Amigos"
Oil on Linen - 16"x 20"

I am super happy to announce that one of my favorite paintings I have done so far this year just won Best of Show in the Raymar Fine Art Competition for March.

A big thanks to judge Michael Gormley - Editorial Director of American Artist magazine for selecting it. Please click on the Raymar link above to see the other winners.

36 comments:

  1. Congratulations Liz! A favorite painting winning Best of Show is big deal! Plus it's a beautiful piece too ;)

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  2. Congratulations Liz...that's great news. You've worked really hard for that....cudos, Trish

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  3. This is a great painting ,you have captured these school boys perfectly!

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  4. YEAH !!!! That is awesome Liz. One of my favourites too! Congratulations !!!!!

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  5. Congratulations...this is quite an honor! Love the was you kept the palette simple, allowing those areas of white and dark shadow to shine. I also love the composition and the relaxed postures of the boys. It's one of those rare paintings that tells a story that I want to hear more of!

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  6. congratulations!! and not wonder, this is quite simply perfect! i've been staring at it for the last 10 minutes!

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  7. Congratulations Liz...this is just a beautiful painting and within it, a wonderful story. You're so deserving of each and every award you capture.

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  8. This painting is amazing! You are a master of capturing light!!

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  9. Thats a great painting, really interesting to look at, love those brown tones, congratulations!

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  10. Congratulations, Liz. Fantastic painting! I love the contrast between the loosely painted background and the way you've painted the boys. It has glowing warmth, too. Way to go!

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  11. Most hearty congratulations, my friend. Nicely done!!! Raymar could not have made a better choice.

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  12. Congratulations!!!!!!!!! Beautiful painting and so good to hear you won best of show.

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  13. Fantastic Liz, it's a wonderful painting!

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  14. Ilona KostolanskyApril 20, 2011 at 6:13 PM

    Congratulations, Liz and well deserved! I love the elegance of your brushwork and the utter simplicity of the background. A very compelling painting.

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  15. well deserved-judge's comments were right on!

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  16. Wow Liz, this one's a beauty, and I congratulate you. The figures are so strong and striking.

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  17. The painting truly does draw the observer in. It's beautifully executed. The sharp whites are perfectly placed. Congratulations.You definitely deserved the award.

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  18. Thank you all so much for your lovely comments. I painted this piece with my sights on the Oil Painters of America National show, and it was declined, so I'm glad it found another place to shine.

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  19. That is a fantastic painting, Liz! It keeps drawing me back for another look...
    You really captured those boys!!

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  20. Congratulations! This is a wonderful painting. You really caught them in a moment in time.

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  21. Congratulations, Liz. It's an inspiring piece.

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  22. Wow - congratulations Liz! And very well deserved for a stunning painting.

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  23. That painting DESERVES best of show. Congratulations!

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  24. Congratulations Liz, so well deserved, simply fabulous.

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  25. Liz, there is no question this painting deserved this award! You are so accomplished! Congrautlations!

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  26. Wonderful painting. And how sweet it must be to have it win Best of Show after OPA passed.

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  27. Wow, Liz, that's fantastic! It's a wonderful painting and so well deserved. Congratulations.

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  28. Congratulations - really something.

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  29. Congratulations!!! For winning the Ray Mar prize. I think the painting is fabulous! Prize or no prize.

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  30. and what a fantastic painting it is! Congratulations.

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  31. Liz,

    Love your blog and work. Congrats on the painting!

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