Best In Show
Laurinda O’Connor, “On a Fall Day”
The markmaking in this painting is just incredible; and stopped me in my tracks immediately. There is a great deal of variety in both direction as well as scale of the mark. For me, this provides so much interest and dynamic movement to the piece. There is also a great deal of value contrast here. The light crossing the bottom third of the composition in a diagonal shape makes the painting feel like its in motion. The palette here is not overly complicated, but so well balanced that it further enhances the contrast between values. This painting has motion, expression, an incredibly strong command of the medium, and moved me the second I saw it. Congratulations to the artist. It is a beautiful piece of work.