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Sparkling Curves—Artist and curator, D. S. Wade, peppered her selection process with comments on composition, especially enjoying the sparkle of well-lit curves, foreshortening and tromp l'oeil. Ms. Wade selected Venus N*de and Mostly Nude Cover, a watercolor of sharp and dissolving forms by New York artist, Jacqui Morgan, to launch the month of December. “Beautiful!” she exclaimed. Later she noted that she finds art which plays with sharp and dissolving forms satisfying and intriguing.
Ms. Wade’s other Curator’s Choice nominees include a second watercolor, a drawing and two oils. She enjoyed the long curve and sparkle of light in ’From Life‚ No.27, also a watercolor, by Vaughn Butland of Kamloops, Canada. She selected a drawing, Friday Morning Pose by New York artist, Robin Kappy. “What attitude!” she exclaimed. Ms. Wade liked the light-dark contrast and the painterly play of curves in the large oil, Primal Decisions by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen represented by Monkdogz of New York, another fine example of her favored sharp and dissolving forms. Ms. Wade admired the oil, Legs Duboce by Gary Paul Stutler of Vallejo, CA. She especially liked the blue light on the floor and how the artist picked up the blue in the curve of the body. “Very talented,” she remarked, “taking the light into the figure.”
Three artworks will be retired having now been selected for three calendars: STUDY 8 by William Thierfelder from Bayport NY; Y by Judith Araujo-Volkmann from New York NY; and The Black and White War by Daniel Maidman from Brooklyn NY. Since all three of these artists are Barebrush Featured Artists, these works will appear on the Barebrush Honors page, (see the Art menu, above), our special way of thanking Barebrush Featured Artists for their on-going enthusiasm and participation.
One artist this month is making his Barebrush calendar debut: Jay Ryan of Fairhaven, MA with his watercolor, Portrait of Walter. During the selection process, Ms. Wade made great comments on most of the work she chose. Since there are too many comments to include here, working from notes, Barebrush CEO will email them individually to the artists wherever possible. Ms. Wade also mentioned that the selection process was considerably easier than her first time as curator in January 2009.
The 31 artists represented in December, 2012, in day order are:
1* Jacqui Morgan, 2 Jay Ryan, 3 Darryl King, 4 Bill Foote, 5 William Thierfelder, 6 Joe Moroni, 7* Vaughn Butland, 8 Terry Hinkle, 9* Robin Kappy, 10 Sara Swan, 11 Brian Crede, 12 Chanit Roston, 13 Marie-Paule Martin, 14 Donelli J. DiMaria, 15 Jean Marcellino, 16 Terry Tayler, 17 Rebecca Venn, 18* Kathy Ostman-Magnusen, 19 Paul Rybarczyk, 20 Jacqueline Saunders, 21 Sam Martine, 22 Carmiah Frank, 23 Bruce Erikson, 24 Bill Teitsworth, NWS, 25* Gary Paul Stutler, 26 Judith Araujo-Volkmann, 27 Profile Deleted, 28 Joy Becker, 29 BEN RIVIERE-NAZARENO, 30 Merrill Brace, 31 Svetlana Kanyo.
Each of the artists selected for the calendar receives two (2) complimentary listings. Five artists, indicated by asterisks (*
), are nominated for the Curators Choice Awards. Curators’ Choice nominees receive 8 additional complimentary listings. The top three artists receive additional prizes.
Viewers can also vote for “My Favorite N*de,”
a poll which includes all of the art in the calendar. The top three artworks in My Favorite N*
de win one (1) complementary listing for their artists. Winners announced January 1st.
The Barebrush Provenance for each artwork is viewable by clicking on the calendar thumbnail (above) or on the caption under the artwork from each artist’s Barebrush Gallery page. The Barebrush program of retiring artworks that have been selected for three calendars is designed to encourage all artists to show their best new work and keep their online galleries fresh and interesting.
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*Curators' Choice nominee