Our first Art competition “Yellow” started in February 2022 and concluded on March 31, 2022. Art Room Gallery received entries from many countries around the world: USA, Canada, Singapore, New Zealand, Norway, Hungary, Italy, Australia, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, China, Turkey, Japan, Austria and Israel. The Yellow theme in this competition included a diversity in types, styles and mediums (oil on canvas, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, charcoal, crayon, colored pencil, digital, ink, photography). The following evaluation criteria has been used for judging the artwork: creativity, interpretation of the theme, originality and quality of art, overall design, demonstration of artistic ability, and usage of medium. Jury decided to select 129 artworks for inclusion in the exhibition. Aside from First, Second, and Third place Jury also presented Merit awards and Honorable Mention awards.
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I pose my models as if they are for still life paintings. In this way I am totally focused on composition. Lighting is extremely important to me. By doing interiors I have control over the light source, and it can come from various sources which makes it more challenging and exciting to paint. Linda McCord is best known for her figurative work in watercolor and acrylic paintings. She has deviated recently to paintings focused on reflections. About her new series titled Car Show, she says, “Cars have very little to do with my paintings, they are simply vehicles for what is portrayed on their surface.” With the emphasis on the sheen of the cars, the detail in the motor parts, and the distorted reflections, her work has been described as abstract realism. Linda McCord is a signature member of International Society of Acrylic Painters, Northwest Watercolor Society, California Watercolor Association and Georgia Watercolor Society. Her paintings have been published in several books: Creating Exceptional Color in Acrylic by Lexi Sundell, Painting in Acrylic, the Indispensable guide by Lorena Kloosterboer, The Complete Guide to Materials and Techniques, edited by Caroline West.
Michael R Moore - Magic Lies Between Yellow and Blue
Michael R. Moore compositions are noted for their use of color as well as black and white images. Michael’s work dispels perceptions. His approach to photography is such that each subsequent viewing of an image reveals something entirely new. A limitless imagination coupled with his perpetual knack for beauty keeps his work stimulating. Michael is not only an inspiration to the world of visualization, but he is also an inspiration to those who know him.
Jyl is a retired professional photographer whose passion for photography has not retired! She is a freelance photo retoucher and has a love of Photoshop and digital art. Her art seeks to illuminate the unseen and express emotion through the blending and interplay of digital layers. Swirling layers of gradient pixels are put into motion and painted on the digital canvas. Sometimes these layers reside on their own and sometimes they are incorporated into photographic or digital collages. Drawing from intuition and experience and thus extracting only those elements of color, line, and luminance that define the subject, she creates a unique vision of the world around us. Leaning toward abstraction to simplify her vision, she allows the viewer to reflect upon his or her emotional response to each element or the entirety of the piece. Jyl's art can be found in galleries and wineries in the Seattle area. She has been awarded in multiple international competitions. "My art arrived on the scene when I was able to form art and technology into a process, I call Kinetic Flow Painting™. Swirling layers of gradient pixels are put into motion and painted on the digital canvas. Sometimes these layers reside on their own and sometimes they are incorporated into photographic or digital collages. Several software programs are used to create each elemental note that is composed into one cohesive piece. Often, new advances in software send me in an entirely new direction but always with the same process of extracting the essence of the piece through color and curve, form and light - music for the eyes."