Listed below you will find the nominations for the Best Picture (Place) on an art blog in 2013.
Three works will be shortlisted (including the nomination I've yet to make) and larger images of the three shortlisted works will be included in the invitation to vote for the winner which will be posted on Thursday 26th December
Voting for the best picture continues until a minute after midnight on 30th December
The details of the nomination process and criteria for submissions can be found in NOMINATE: Best Picture on an Art Blog in 2013 - Place
These are the links to the other nominations for Best Picture:
- Portrait Nominations for Best Artwork | MAM Awards 2013
- Still Life Nominations for Best Artwork | MAM Awards 2013
- Nature Nominations for Best Artwork | MAM Awards 2013
Nominations for Best Picture of a Place on an Art Blog 2013
Nominated Artist / Art Blog: Amanda Bates | Amanda Bates: Artist
Post: The Hurlers and More Hurlers - 22 July and 25 September 2013
Nominated by: Amanda Bates
I'm nominating my own work, 'cos I'm allowed to, and because I'm rather pleased with this one (or two - it's a diptych). The second post refers & links to the first post, and shows both canvases together.
- Why it deserves to be nominated: Because I put a lot of time, thought and effort into these. I even had to tidy the living room up (to use the big easel) twice!
- Why I like it: I think it has turned out very well. I like the hint of mysticism embedded in the solid reality of the stones; I like the grey sky and grim aspect, because that it what moors are like, most of the time; I like that the site is not one of the really obvious stone circles, but that it's still impressive; I like that it is definitively Cornish (because you can see engine houses), but not stereotypically Cornish (you can't see the sea). I think that the knife treatment, the palette, and the size, all come together to describe this unique place without being exceedingly literal (there are an awful lot of standing stones on the Hurlers site; these paintings only represent a few of them).
|Pirie Crossing by Mike Barr|
Nominated Artist / Art Blog: Mike Barr | http://artofbarr.blogspot.com
Post: Pirie Street Crossing
Nominated by: Roger Brown My Botswana Art
I love a number of his paintings especially his rainy street scenes as he is quite adept at capturing that type of atmosphere.I like this paintings perspective and how it draws the viewer in its rainy depths.
Nominated Artwork: Cache?? (date??)
Nominated Artist / Art Blog: Jeremy Miranda | Jeremy Miranda
Nominated by: Maud Guilfoyle
I would like to nominate Jeremy Miranda's landscape painting , 1/ 17/ 2013, the first image of six. I like Miranda's imagery and handling of paint. His paintings of Icebergs are beautiful and iconic. Although the viewer is aware the icebergs are melting, some of his paintings offer an alternative doorway into a semi-tropical landscape or greenhouse garden that is an intriguing sliver of hope.[Note: I cannot identify one painting. All Miranda's paintings of icebergs were completed in 2011 and hence are NOT eligible. This award is about one painting - not a blog of paintings.]