Ren’s comments were as follows:-

BEST OVERALL
Val Ryan, Wings over Warrnambool
Bold, dynamic image with a strong sense of movement and rhythm that skillfully communicates the energy of the subjects.

ACRYLIC
Gwyn Taylor, Sunrise Lady Bay
A well oragnised and balanced composition with a harmonious palette and effective use of simultaneous contrast.

Judith Rauert, Warrnambool Coast
Great technical skill matched with an intriguing contrast between the soft brushwork and brooding atmosphere.

Wilma Williams, Autumn colour
Warm autumnal palette and successful use of contrasting techniques visible in the land and water to create a dynamic sense of movement.

OILS
Wilma Preston, Boats at Rest
Clean composition with a great sense of harmony and use of simultaneous contrast to give the boats a sense of presence.

Diane Bowles, Rocky Coastline 1
Elegant painting that successfully uses scale to draw viewers into the scene and become immersed in the imagery.

Margaret Moloney, Chess Mates
Unified image with a good use of perspective, scale and rendering of gesture to give a sense of quiet action.

MIXED MEDIA
Susan Sambell, Crested Terns
Engaging image with intelligent use of visual simile between the terns and the timber posts.

Mareta Butler
Skillful representation of the physical and psychological experience of being in fog with good use of tonal variety.

WATERCOLOUR
Irene Franzoni, The Cedar Boat
Highly skillful rendering that softly communicates a sense of impending journey.

Shirley Lindsay, Wood Cutter’s Cottage
Well designed and rendered image that uses contrasting elements (cottage and nature, soft brushwork and bold lines) successfully to imbue the scene a strong human presence.

PASTEL
Ricky Schembri, Nice Day
Harmonious image with a great sense of placid movement, the slow passage of time and quiet discovery.

1ST TIME EXHIBITING ARTIST
Janet Seed, Summer Grasses
Great use of contrasting visual density in the foreground and open space in the middle and background as a mechanism to produce a sense of expansion.

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Maureen Healey, Journey
The use of simple design elements has been successfully used to produce a graphic, powerful creative expression that clearly communicates the artist’s physical and spiritual journey of healing from cancer.

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Annual Awards

Warrnambool and District Artists Society Inc.,