Enjoy this collection of award winning paintings from the 2016 members-only competition by Portrait Society of America. Competition was held in different categories including portraits, still life, landscape, non-commissioned portraits and commissioned portraits.
I have featured the still-life painting category here. The contest had a great participation with more than 1800 entries. Almost all the works were above the standard bar. The judgement in the still-life section was quite tough with such quality entries. The winners were selected by the jury team based on several factors. The subject, presentation, color values and technique was given special importance during the judgement.
Award Winning Paintings
1st Place-Todd Casey
Against the Wind, 36×28″, Oil
Cortlandt Manor, New York
Todd M. Casey won the first prize in still-life category. He was born and bought up in Massachusetts. Todd started his career as a graphic designer. He has won several awards for his still-life works. His paintings are the true example of classical realism. Most of his subjects include ships, journeys, vegetables and globe.
2nd Place –Joke Frima
Eternal Return, 19.6×35.4″, Oil
She was born in 1952 in Hague. Joke’s paintings are mainly based on vegetables. She paints pumpkins, lotus flowers and variety of nature friendly topics. Beautiful color composition and fine backgrounds makes her work unique.
Dish Strainer, 24×24″, Oil
Matteo won the third place with a great subject. The technique and brush strokes are powerful.
Mixer and Bowl, 22×28″, Oil
Letters to a Daughter, 16 x 22″, Oil
Peony Cascade, 24×30″, Oil
The Ol’ Coffee Mill, 21×27″, oil