Competition I’d rather be in…..
Winner: No. 4 …a deserted Bedouin village. The whole is almost abstract with interesting composition, wonderful textures and great use of colour evoking the hot glow of sunset.
Painted by Susan Lonergan
Runner up: No. 6 …In the swimming pool with my grandson… I enjoyed the abstracted treatment of the ripples contrasted with the gentle realistic treatment of the face. A difficult subject so well done that it made me want to jump in too!
Painted by Ian Davison
And feedback for the other entries which were all so enjoyable:
….Byker baths. I really enjoyed the free drawing style and, best of all, putting it on the front of the Baltic!
….Kathmandu. Lovely attention to detail which invites lots of visual exploration.
….an Octopus’s Garden in the Shade. This is so much playful fun! Lots to explore visually with interesting textures, composition and well used text.
….The sunshine. Yes, I would like to be beside the seaside! Lovely use of colour as a whole, but especially in the groyne and the trees.
Mahico. A relaxed colour palette with an evocative sky inviting me to be there with a G&T...
….River Torrans. Enlivening vibrant use of colour in this abstracted composition.
….Kyoto. A lovely peaceful scene that invites you to be there with the soft use of colour.
….Jesmond Dene. Plenty of light and dark contrast with attention to leaf and branch detail.
….Many a time and oft. Lovely loose drawing and an evocative palette... perhaps a glass of chilled rose this time...
….the Alcazar garden, Cordoba. Beautifully painted with a sunny warm cohesive romantic glow throughout.
You can now see all the artists' names in the Previous Competition Gallery. Winner and runner up are on the home page slide show