Christine E

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The End Of The Day

End OF The Day"
Watercolor On Paper

Accepted "Watercolor USA"  Springfield Art Museum National Exhibition.

Accepted "Americas" Northwest Art Center.  Minot, ND.

Accepted: "Bold Expressions 2014" Sacramento Fine Arts Center - Northern California Arts Association

Best of Show 2014- Manito Art League.

Judge Diane Budde, M.F.A. University of Wisconsin - Marathon County had this to say about my work "End of The Day" in the Manito Art League Show: Best of Show - One of the things I most admire about painters is the ability to develop a unique language to express something deeply felt but not apparent.  In this work, the gestural marks work like calligraphy and refer to the Asian tradition and sensibility in which each touch of the hand describes a growth, a bloom, and decay. These marks perfectly pair with the subject matter, an old tree, and even though the tree isn't represented from one point of view with the light falling on it, I feel its life cycle, its structure, its energy and its release into surrounding space. I like how some of the lines that seem to be shed branches contain little bits of energy ready to be release.  This is a very encouraging and wise work that also displays, like a very adroit dancer, a great sense of timing, an elegance of movement, and knowing mark-making that bravely delves into the medium's fluidity and freedom, and yet hits the mark right on every time it meets the surface.


As all of you know - judging is very subjective - and I am sincerely honored with the Best of Show award - humbled infant because there are so many excellent, outstanding works in the Manito Show. They always do such a nice job putting on their show. I left the show after helping hang it and said to myself your work is awful.

What a delight to have the judge see and feel so much in my work. The delightful thing about her comments - I didn't see the tree until she saw it.

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