Gold Medal 2017
This celebration of contemporary childhood is my pick for this year's Gold Medal.
Half real and half virtual.
It's kinda funny -- and kinda ominous - with a strange, other-worldly glow.
(winner - 2017 Gold Medal Award)
Another Fullerton ice queen is my pick for Second Place. She is cold but gentle -- and her apartment is probably very well kept.
This dramatic portrait is my pick for Third Place. Something is weighing heavily on her mind.
She's about to make an adult decision.
There's a lot of hope in these simple yet beautiful flowers.
I would have given this sensuous maelstrom an award -- if the Palette and Chisel were dedicated to abstract instead of figurative art.
Seems to be an illustration for a fairy tale: Once upon a time a handsome young prince was turned into a mouse....
(winner : Third Place)
A Dutch treat.
Jim's bedroom is almost as rockin' as Van Gogh's.
A possible heroine for young adult fiction.
(winner : Second Place)
Echoes of Picasso's pink period.
I comprehend how the corkscrew relates to the cork - but am puzzled by everything else in this image
My favorite piece from his recent show.
Definitely not the male gaze upon a nude young woman.
A profoundly troubling painting - though I'm not sure why.
Perhaps it's the thought that these ancient creatures will be around long after the big brained apes have driven themselves to extinction.