Country Online Competition Winners 2020

The 2020 Country Members Competition Winners

First Prize General Member:
Nicola Reif

‘Cherry Harvest’ is an outstanding painting in its craftmanship with empathy and beauty for the subject.
Compositionally strong with a tight diagonal crop into the tree branch and the birds eye drawing our attention in the compositional sweet spot of the top right of the painting.
This artist demonstrates great skill in colour shifts of delicate complimentary opposites.
Also, a strong study of anatomical perspective and foreshortening
Well done.

2nd Prize General Member:
Pauline Adair

The life model is one of the most challenging of subjects for an artist to undertake.
There is great talent required to capture the subtle shifts in the flesh colour and values. Beautifully done here in warms and cools in a predominant analogous range.
Demonstrated skill in capturing the gesture and weight in the lean of the figure.
The artist who created ‘Back Beauty’ has shown an artful understanding of all these technical aspects.

3rd prize General Member:
Hettie Rowley

‘Soon-I-will-be-gone-forever’ captures the imaginative and inventive aspect of art to take the viewer to another level.
The technical aspect of the realism is beautifully painted and becomes a work of art is in the metamorphosis to abstraction. Adding to the complexity of the subject and depth of meaning in the story the artist is telling.

 Highly commended: General Member:  Carole Elliot

An impressive painting skilfully created.
The realism in this painting is woven into an abstract composition that keeps me intrigued. The textures are beautifully painted with evident understanding of the importance of lost and found edges.
Also, a strong understanding of light to create the three-dimensionality of form in the bubbles, heart, and shell.

Commended: General member: 
Cristine De Klerk

‘Royal Blush’ is painted with a beautiful understanding of light.
Well composed, the dark rusted edges in the background juxtapose the delicate foliage of the waratah. Giving depth to the Australian story being created.

First Prize. Master Pastellist:
Maxine Thompson

A good portrait contains three dimensions - the artist, the subject, and the viewer. They all need to tell a story. ‘Long Look’ does exactly that.
The tight crop of the composition keeps the viewers’ attention. We find ourselves peering and wondering into the gaze of this questioning face.
Along with a good concept and composition the artist displays skilled painting quality and understanding of the structure of the face which demonstrates strong drafting ability.

2020 Country Members Online Entries

Quietly Alert by Leigh Steven Murray from Brisbane

Quietly Alert by Leigh Steven Murray from Brisbane

Platypus Dreaming

Platypus Dreaming by Gwendolyn Lewis from Brisbane

NEW ENGLAND DAM

NEW ENGLAND DAM by Gwendolyn Lewis from Sydney

A View from the Top

A View from the Top by Lynette Orzlowski from Blackburn

Frozen Wonderland

Frozen Wonderland by Lynette Orzlowski from Blackburn

Mister Greinke

Mister Greinke by Jeanne Cotter from Brisbane

Afternoon Grazing in Maleny

Afternoon Grazing in Maleny by Jeanne Cotter from Brisbane

Leah

Leah by Moira Shapcott from Townsville

Day at the Beach

Day at the Beach by Moira Shapcott from Townsville

Between Reality And Oblivion

Between Reality And Oblivion by Jane Wray from Kellyville

Back Home

Back Home by Jane Wray from Kellyville

Dry Times, Lachlan River Forbes

Dry Times, Lachlan River Forbes by Beryl Moriarty from Abbotsford

Wisteria

Wisteria by Beryl Moriarty from Abbotsford

King of the Bush

King of the Bush by Amanda Pemberton from Gold Coast QLD

After the Storm

After the Storm by Amanda Pemberton from Gold Coast QLD

Erika's wedding Kimono by Mabs Vandenberg

Cherry blossoms by Pat Mckenzie

Eagle Rock by Pat McKenzie

Spring Comes to the Fjords

Spring Comes to the Fjords by Lynn Kincade

Sage’s Colourful Bubbly World!

Sage’s Colourful Bubbly World! by Hideko Pentony from Canberra

Roses

Roses by Hideko Pentony from Canberra

Point Danger

Point Danger by Julie Carmody from brisbane

Diamond in the Rough

Diamond in the Rough by Julie Carmody from Brisbane

Sunday Mornings View

Sunday Mornings View by Caroline Wisler from Dural

Mountain scape

Mountain scape by Caroline Wisler from Dural

Dawson River Evening Glow

Dawson River Evening Glow by Marlene Millard from Brisbane

Cobb Co Coach

Cobb Co Coach by Marlene Millard from Brisbane

Dance of Gold

Dance of Gold by Catherine Hull from Adelaide

Tasmanian Summer

Tasmanian Summer by Catherine Hull from Adelaide

Ulmarra Dairy

Ulmarra Dairy by Jennifer Johns from Mosman

Little Green Boat

Little Green Boat by Jennifer Johns from Mosman

Close Encounter II

Close Encounter II by Carole Elliott from Sydney

Quirky Floral

Quirky Floral by Amanda Williams from Brisbane

Iris Hues

Iris Hues by Jaine Jackson from Brisbane

Blue Iris

Blue Iris by Jaine Jacksone from Brisbane

Perfection

Perfection by Toni Carson from Brisbane

Oh What a Feeling by Toni Carson from Brisbane

Cluttery

Cluttery by Leigh-Ann Hargreaves from Brisbane

Stuart

Stuart by Leigh-Ann Hargreaves from Brisbane

Pile of Pumpkins

Pile of Pumpkins by Joanne Tollefson from Brisbane

Aubergines

Aubergines by Joanne Tollefson from Brisbane

Mr Whiskers

Mr Whiskers by Christine De Klerk from Perth

Rusty

Rusty by Michelle Chibnall from Sydney

Kim

Kim by Michelle Chibnall from Sydney

The Futility of War

The Futility of War by Marilyn Murray

Hats Off To Rick

Hats Off To Rick by Marilyn Murray

Leopard Resting

Leopard Resting by Paul Neale from Glenelg

Lake Cargelligo by Amanda Williams from Brisbane

Sandhills Reevesby Island

Sandhills Reevesby Island by Mereddith Mayr from Sydney

Tomato Frog, Madagascar

Tomato Frog, Madagascar by Phillipa Thomas from Brisbane

Tiger Eyes

Tiger Eyes by Phillipa Thomas from brisbane

Afternoon peace

Afternoon peace by Rachel Cant from Sydney

Bob Weatherall

Bob Weatherall by Hettie Rowley from Sydney

Noah

Noah by Rosemarie Murphy from Wellington NZ

Tranquility

Tranquility by Graeme Love from Brisbane

Drying Up

Drying Up by Graeme Love from Brisbane

Only have eyes for Ewe

Only have eyes for Ewe by Jan Lowe from Surrey Hills

Raccoon Fishing in Savannah Georgia

Raccoon Fishing in Savannah Georgia by Jan Lowe from Surrey Hills

Before The Winter

Before The Winter by Susanne Wood from Brisbane

After The Rain II

After The Rain II by Susanne Wood from Brisbane

Pete

Pete by Tricia Coombe from Brisbane

Bella

Bella by Louise Eves

Piccabeen Palms

Piccabeen Palms by Genevieve Neale from Glenelg

Himba Queen

Himba Queen by Angela Parr from Marrickville

Mongolian Eagle Hunter

Mongolian Eagle Hunter by Angela Parr from Marrickville

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