Announcing the Winners of AcrylicWorks 3

Congratulations to the 112 artists selected for North Light Books’ third annual Best of Acrylic competition AcrylicWorks 3: Celebrating Texture! If you see your name below, please check your email accounts (and junk boxes) for instructions on next steps. You will receive an email from us with the subject line “AcrylicWorks 3 Winner Notification” by Monday, June 22nd, 2015. A sincere thank you from the editors at North Light for sharing your beautiful artwork with us.

Best wishes,

Sarah Laichas
AcrylicWorks Editorial Coordinator

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AcrylicWorks 3 Artists

  1. Aguilar, Marco Antonio | Ink Master
  2. Athanas, Denise | Within Bounds
  3. Bailey, Wm. Kelly | Three Green Amigos
  4. Beck, Jacqui | Getting Started
  5. Belanger, Richard | Resting
  6. Bogart, Darien | Follow Your Muses; In the Flow
  7. Bruns Jordan | Party Favors for Honey Bees
  8. Buckrell, Brian | Behind Canmore; Whistler Slope
  9. Caesar, David | Arrow
  10. Capolongo, Bruno | Royal Blue (Japanese Arita)
  11. Carver, Larry | Blue Voices & Winter Lore
  12. Chen, Tiffany (Kuei Fang) | Rolling my childhood memories
  13. Chiofalo, Victria | Aria
  14. Clarke, Paul Morgan | Tracks
  15. Coffey, Joan | City Kitty Enjoys Her View
  16. Cossey, Craig | Father and Son; The Blue Years
  17. Coulter, Patricia | Big Sky Country
  18. Craig, Ron | Train Depot
  19. Cymbron, Martim | Amor Perfeito
  20. Cyr, Lisa | Mademoiselle du Carnaval
  21. Dewitt, Anita | Engaging Her Intellect …
  22. Dionne, Donna | Sun Gone
  23. Dittus, Chrissey | Slate Truck
  24. Dizdar, Sanela | Icebound
  25. Dorsam, Vickie | Rhys
  26. Drochon, Christophe | Need for Rest
  27. Duncan, Terri | Breakthrough
  28. DuRose, Edward | Warriors-Bison
  29. Edwards, Wayne | Reflections at Sleepy Bay, Tasmania
  30. Evans, Philip | Burano Meets Murano
  31. Fidler, Danea | Survivor
  32. Fortner, Christine | Wild Flowers
  33. Fowler, Christina | Humble Reflections
  34. Franco, Joshua S. | A Mine Hole Adventure
  35. Frizzell, Charles | Albert; Survivor
  36. Garlock, Jaclyn | Surf City Here We Come
  37. Geiver, Dae | The Doves
  38. Girard, Theresa | Apricot Salmon; Sun King
  39. Golden-Musick, Mary | The Wish
  40. Grant, Jessica | It All Comes Naturally
  41. Gratiot, Robert | 1999 Broadway, Denver; Swiss Candies
  42. Gregory, Debby | Vacancy
  43. Grim, Tara Funk | Flamingo Foliage
  44. Hanley, Claudia | Midas
  45. Hershenson, Kenneth | A Pair of Jacks
  46. Hildebrandt, Kathy | Toys in the Attic – Animal Party
  47. Hoppin, Robert | Green Directions
  48. Jaster, John | Quaker State; Soldier’s Burden
  49. Jeane, Shirley | Subliminal Slumber
  50. John, William | Feeling Ducky
  51. Johnson, M. Jane | Hills & Lakes
  52. Jones, Jane E. | Tapestry
  53. Jozwiak, Bev | Red Practice Tutu
  54. Kastrinogianni, Eleni | Ivory
  55. Kelly, Kitty | Bzzzz; Here Comes The Sun
  56. Kling, Bob | Bursting to Life
  57. Kohlman, Kevin | Spring Morning – Gray Fox
  58. Kosinski, Edward | Sunspots (Red X)
  59. Kuck, Sandra | Death of Walking Bird
  60. LaSaga, Brian | Facing the Elements; Two for Joy
  61. Lein-Svencner, Laura | Go Ahead Ask the Question
  62. Leites, Ara (Barbara) | Lost Beach
  63. Lopez Molina, Jose Orlando | Rincon del Rio
  64. Madaras, Diana | Piestewa Peak
  65. Malcolm, Carole | Shoreline Study 00514; Shoreline Study 19314
  66. Martin, Misty | Location, Location, Location
  67. Medbury, Katherine | Hey Look at This
  68. Mehaffey, Mark E. | Information
  69. Meythaler, Doug | GT3RS
  70. Moeller, Christopher | Daedelus
  71. Morrison, Andrew | Timeless Tenderloin
  72. Moseuk, Pat | 648th Street
  73. Mullane, John | Golden Rhodes; Nestled Inn
  74. Musseau, Jeff | Down On the Wharf
  75. Nelson, Elizabeth | Jazz Singer; Seeing Stripes
  76. nichols, r. mike | Quorra
  77. Nisbet, Margaret | Little Treasures
  78. Pederson, Jean | Look Up
  79. Pelissier, Sandrine | Imagined Reality
  80. Peluso, Cathy | Wash Day
  81. Petillo, Bob | Reflections of Evil; Silver and Chrome
  82. Anne Peyton | Picking Flowers
  83. Pollard, Julie | Morning Bouquet
  84. Poole, Cynthia | Toast
  85. Potvin, Line | Hug
  86. Ramos, Christina | Fleeing and Evading
  87. Remy, Tanya | Mangos
  88. Rich, Alan | #103
  89. Rimpo, April | Moving Up; Struggles in the Southwest
  90. Rivas, Fabiana | Alegoria a Las Cosas Perdidas
  91. Rogers, Rick | Admirology
  92. Ruggles, Joanne Beaule | Don’t Push Me
  93. Sample, Esther | All Knotted Up
  94. Sapp, Barry | Northern Paiute
  95. Smith, Jerry | Sandcut Autumn
  96. Sorella, Sophie | Indian Temple
  97. Swearngin, Michael | Horse Red White and Blue
  98. Sweet, Susan | Release
  99. Szatkowski, Frederick | A Fleeting Moment
  100. Tonoyan, Yelena York | Bee
  101. Tracy, Jane | Come On Back
  102. Van Dyck, Randy | Robin Hood
  103. van Loo, Layne | Persistent Caller
  104. Vigyikan, Dean | Summer Days
  105. Walker, John | Avian Communication in the Apocalyptic Mind; The Arrival
  106. Walker, Liz | Speckled Pears
  107. Walker, Sharyne | Thou Art With Me
  108. Ward, Deb | Peekaboo Bear
  109. Watanabe, Akiko | Tatiana
  110. Wilda, Steve | When We Get a Little Older; The Last Supper
  111. Workman, Carie Ann | In the Garden with Butterflies
  112. Xarchos, Karen | Winter Wind

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  AcrylicWorks 2

AcrylicWorks 1 and 2 are available in the North Light Shop, Amazon and other retailers! Enjoy this excerpted piece from page 75 of the second edition by John Jaster:

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Carousel Horse #1 by John Jaster
Acrylic on wrapped canvas
30″ × 40″ × 1½” (76cm × 102cm × 4cm)

By the time I completed Carousel Horse #1 I felt like a curator who had spent the last several months restoring an antique. To achieve the intense colors I polished specific parts of the painting with literally dozens of layers of paint, using both glazes and thin stains. The versatility of acrylics lets me do this very quickly, building up one area and playing down another and then changing it if I didn’t like the results. I usually start with two or three reference photos and using the grid method transfer a fairly accurate representation to the canvas, fixing it with hair spray. Having an accurate drawing gives me the confi dence to start experimenting, which is where the fun starts. I try out different techniques with each painting. Here I played off the abstract qualities of the rails and reflections on the horse’s neck to highlight the realism of the face and heighten the 3-D effect.


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