Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn


Judge's Comments, In the Marsh daily painting by Everglades artist JoAnn Sanborn

In the Marsh
7" x 5" acrylic on Panel
$150 with FREE shipping and handling in the US

This view of the Everglades is the frog's eye view! In the Marsh has tall grasses high on each side framing the open water. Perhaps following the open water will take me to something special, always just around the bend. More than likely it will be more marsh, but if you look closely or are just lucky the landscape may show you something special. It may be an animal, an orchid, or the light hitting something in a way to highlight it's uniqueness. Always keep your mind and your eyes opened to appreciate nature fully.

A while ago, in response to another blog, I defended the right of an art show judge to say nothing. However, I also am a firm believer that critique teaches more than a lesson, because the words relate to directly to the canvas at hand. This is remarkably valuable and appreciated when the response of the judge is documented, not only to the artist who did the work, but to the others hearing or participating in the critique.

RayMar, an artist painting panel company, has a contest each month to highlight the work of Internet artists. When the winners are announced, the winning paintings are shown with both the year and the month judges comments on display. Tom Browning, a fine Western landscape artist, was the year judge.

You can see the results here. If you look back, you can see the results of each month, and learn about the monthly judges. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

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