Dublin Paint Out Awards Announced

All Paint Out entries are wonderfully shown at Dick Blick on Sawmill Rd. If you haven’t had a chance to stop by, please do. Now they also have ribbons next to the winning entries!

On view until June 29th, 2017

Thanks to juror Debra Joyce Dawson for the wonderful job judging, attending the reception, an kindly sharing her comments on each entry. >> >> >> >> Photos taken before the judging – no labels and no ribbons yet

And the Awards Recipients Are:

Best of Show

A piece with great design. I like the use of limited color, with the shadow in the foreground, and the use of color as eye candy at the focal point. Design is so powerful, it reads from a long way away.  “Blacksmith & Spring House”  Watercolor, 20”x24”  By Cody Heichel

First Place

I love the interesting cropping of the scene. The intense colors, the shadow shapes, and the lively paint surface make it a very interesting and successful painting.  “Weather Vane” Oil, 12”x12” By Jim Glover

Second Place

Such a friendly place, I want to visit. This piece has nice use of the white of the paper and clean colors. It’s a busy subject, but easy to read, with great use of big shapes against small shapes that showcase the focal point. “Dublin Cottage” Watercolor, 8”x10” By Jeff Stahler

Third Place

An intimate and delicate portrait of different plants. The intricate detail is well balanced with large quite areas. There is a great variety in the green foliage – I know the plants. The limited complementary palette contributes to a serene painting. “Somebody Else’s Garden” Pastel, 7”x10” By Donna Nesbitt

Dick Blick sponsored three Honorable Mention prizes:

(HM winners pick up prize at Blick’s at their convenience)

Honorable Mention

This piece has a nice feeling of spring. There is a lovely big tree, and it makes me want to sit down under the umbrellas and have something to drink. “La Chatelaine” Oil, 14”x18” By Ginny Baughman

Honorable Mention I love how this piece has the feeling of being full of light. The artist uses successfully the transparent tone of the ground color by leaving it poke through and adding it on when needed, creating a cohesive design. “Dublin Roofs” Oil, 11”x14” By Barbara Chuck

Honorable Mention A frog!! I love it! Just a fun painting. Nice contrast of cool and warm greens. I like the feel of weight of the frog, how he’s comfortably draped on his perch. This frog knows something that I don’t. “The Longest Jumper” Oil, 9”x12” By Deb Haller

Congratulations to all!