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2nd Place ($75)

2nd Place ($75)

Hamilton
by Susan Jochheim

Juror's Comments: Susan Jochheim shows the viewer the Orpheum theater with its “Hamilton” sign thus giving the work its name. Susan shows what watercolor can do with an experienced hand at the helm.  Gently adding the bold orange of the sign into the details of the building’s face Susan pulls the viewer's sight up, ever higher in the work, until one almost seems to crane their neck to take in the view.  The light watercolor work, the composition, the details, clever use of washes, the bold orange of the sign, and the expert touches all work together to make “Hamilton” a wonderfully executed watercolor that produces a “lifting” experience in the observer.