Monday, April 11, 2011

Rome's Winner wasn't found in 3 days!

Obviously!  But it did come down to three entries that took some debate before deciding.  I am finally confident to bring you the winner of the March Street View Paint off.  Given that I am already late, let me just congratulate Ginger Gehres from North Carolina for her winning entry titled Cavella Fontana, Rome. 

Cavallo Fontana, Rome by Ginger Gehres
20" x 16" Acrylic on Canvas
Ginger's interpretation of the Street View (found below) is photo realistic, yet she brightened it with her palette.  Perfectly balancing the lines in her subject and the lines in her painting, the shadows and details of the plants and glow of the fountain seem to draw you in to the street that seems to go on without end.  Congratulations to Ginger the winner of $250 (Visa or PayPal) - thanks so much for your entry.

HONORABLE MENTION goes to (2 others)
Winners of $100 EACH Visa or PayPal !!
Because it was VERY close and I kept everyone waiting for SO LONG

The Pantheon by Carmen Beecher
8"x10" Oil on Canvas
This view found by Carmen Beecher was a close tie for second, along with the one below from Chris Favre.  both were favorites for their Street View interpretations.  Carmen's for how she cropped the scene to make it more intimate, and Chris' for his incorporation of all of the elements found in his chosen view.

Forum of Cesar by Chris Favre
11" x 21" Watercolor on 300 lb Paper
Chris could have easily cropped out any one of these fascinating elements found in this Street View, but the fact that they all came together after clear individual attention was a testament to his ability to SEE the View.  His palette choice brought more warmth into the painting.  

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Sam McIntire is the POPULAR Vote winner, and as such he wins a $100 Visa Card (or Paypal credit)   He was the first entry this month and had the most "fan" votes for his entry Coliseo De Roma, Seen Below.
Coliseo De Roma by Sam McIntire
17.5" x 10" Mixed Media on Paper

For other entries from the March Street View Paint off in Rome, please see our FaceBook page or stay tuned to the blog.  I will post the other in the next day or so as well.  There were only 11 this month so there are 7 more you have not seen here yet. When they are posted here I'll have links to the artist sites (which is part of why it takes me so long to "just DO it") 

I'm getting some great input and idea for next month and future contests.  Thanks so much to everyone who enjoy's playing along.  I appreciate your thoughts and efforts.  Keep the good ideas coming.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am seriously amazed that I won. I keep looking at all the wonderful creations sent in every month, and keep trying to "up" my game. Thank you so very much!
-Ginger Gehres