2nd Place — Open Category
Laurinda O’Connor, “Summertime Feel”
$500 | 12 x 12
Describing sunlit reeds, it appears, is not the only purpose of this pastel. The larger goal seems to be a lively mingling of dots, dashes and masses scuttling over a dark surface. This is what results when value, color choice and a highly skilled application of pressure to pastel, aims for a kind of energetic harmony. A deftly managed exuberance.