The 2017 All Members Online Competition Winners
First Prize General Member: Daffodil Day by Marlene Millard
This painting is beautifully executed resulting in the WOW factor for impact, drama and beautiful light. The artist shows a competent use of pastels in drawing reflections and textures in the water as well as executing dramatic light effects in the sky. The viewer is able to sense the drama of the storm.
Second Prize General Member: Lacey Things by Hettie Rowley
The artist has depicted the tranquility of the rain-forest and its soft, subtle lighting effects. You can feel the density in the moisture laden ferns and follow through to the gum tree landscape behind. The painting is a competent piece of work displaying a sound technical knowledge of the pastel medium.
First Prize Master Pastellist: Currimundi Beach by Margaret Turner
The artist has shown a lateral thinking choice of subject matter. The luminosity of the pearls is eye-catching with an instantly recognized focal point. The luminosity in the pearls, achieved by a light glazing application of the pastel shows competent and good technical skills in the pastel medium. This is an interesting and beautiful piece of work.
Second Prize Master Pastellist: Where feet may fail by Tricia Taylor
This painting is a delightful tonal study with flowing soft edges where the viewer is able to feel the tranquility of the flowers. Soft pastel colors harmonize the painting beautifully