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GENERAL JIM-1-07-ZM-edge copy

12 X 14 OIL ON CANVAS                                                        GENERAL JIM

THIRD PLACE

Thousand Oaks Art Association

2008 Open Juried Show

Juror, Jacqueliyn Cavish

Jurorís Comments...THIRD PRIZE. General Jim. A masterful portrait that suggests the sitterís past greatness by contrasting the aging of his face with smooth texture and cool color of his uniform. The light that shines on brass buttons illuminates his face with reflected color and forms deep shadows behind him. The close-up view and design confronts the viewer and rewards him/her with rich beautifully applied paint and a chance to meditate on the transience of life.