Monday, April 24, 2017

Dragons contest winners and a few other outstanding works in the category

Book of Fantasies by G. Berry
available for sale HERE
FIRST PLACE (shared with Richard Hescox)

For this contest, of which the winners are chosen by members of Fine Art America with the exception of the honorable mention,  there were three first place winners. Actually, maybe I should say there were two winners, G. Berry and Richard Hescox. However between the two of them, there were three pieces that made it to first place (all got the same number of votes).

In this piece (above) by G. Berry, from Grand Blanc, MI, we have a dragon arising out of a book. In the background and through the book, we see a cliff with a castle rising out of a body of water. A moon shines over head.

Here are some product photos of this piece:

framed prints in this design available HERE
choose size, type of frame and mat from drop-downs

Here is a tote for you
tote bags in this design available HERE
choose colors from drop-down (this one is #597591)

Here is our other winner:

Dragon for Sale by Richard Hescox
available for sale HERE
FIRST PLACE (shared with G. Berry)

In this piece we have a salesman before a castle carrying a briefcase trying to sell his dragon. This was originally a cover painting for the book "Dragon Companion".

Richard Hescox was initially an illustrator. His bio he states:

He has created many illustrations as a book cover artist, a production artist on Hollywood films, and as a concept artist and art director on computer games. His published works include hundreds of book covers, record album covers, movie posters and magazine illustrations. His paintings have been exhibited in shows held at the Society of Illustrators in New York, the Delaware Art Museum, the Canton Museum of Art and the Allentown Art Museum. Personally selected by the author, Richard recently completed a large series of illustrations for the Subterranean Press Limited Edition of George R. R. Martin's "A Clash of Kings".

Here are some framed print options for "Dragon for Sale":

 framed prints available in this design HERE
choose type of frame and mat color from drop-downs

framed prints available in this design HERE
choose type of frame and mat color from drop-downs

Here is his other winning piece:

Thats Mine by Richard Hescox
available for sale HERE
FIRST PLACE (shared with G. Berry)

framed prints available in this design HERE
choose type of frame and mat color from drop-downs

framed prints available in this design HERE
choose type of frame and mat color from drop-downs

Next up we have our second, third and honorable mention winners:

Keeper of Wisdom by Jutta Maria Pusl
available for sale HERE
SECOND PLACE

Serpentine by Catherine Melvin
available for sale HERE
THIRD PLACE

Legendary Archer by Rob Corsetti
available for sale HERE
HONORABLE MENTION
(for most inventive piece)

Here are some other outstanding dragon pieces:

Unfriendly Skies by Putterhug Studio
available for sale HERE

Sea Dragon by Sherry Shipley
available for sale HERE

The Red Dragon by Ali Oppy
available for sale HERE

Dragon Queen by Joseph Kemeny
available for sale HERE

Control by Joe Burgess
available for sale HERE

across America Surrealism today WOMAN by Vale Tek
available for sale HERE

These next are such fun, happy pieces:

Year of the Dragon by Pamela Schiermeyer
available for sale HERE

Mistress of Dragons by Brian Wallace

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Cutest Sweetest Fairies You Ever Saw Contest Winners and other outstanding works in the genre

Fairy Dust by Nicole Gelinas
available for sale HERE
FIRST PLACE

In this post, we feature the winners of the Fine Art America contest, The Cutest Sweetest Fairies You Ever Saw to contrast with our last contest (The Weirdest Most Bizarre Fantasy Art Creatures),  plus some other outstanding pieces.

The piece above is our first place contest winner, Nicole Gelinas from Joliette, Quebec, Canada (www.nicolegelinas.com).

Depicted is a little girl fairy with green wings and a wreath of flowers around her head, blowing fairy dust. This piece is from an original painting of watercolor on canvas. 

Here is how this piece can look if it is framed:

framed prints available HERE
choose size, type of frame and mat from drop-downs
this frame is VN4 under copper frames and the mat is manor white

Here is another:
again, framed prints available HERE
this frame is CLU5 under green frames with a manor white mat

Here is what this piece looks like as a pillow:
pillows available HERE
you can choose background colors from the drop-downs
This colored background is: ba89db

Here are our other winners:

Fairy Lite by Ali Oppy
available for sale HERE
SECOND PLACE

Fairy Princess by Brian Wallace
available for sale HERE
THIRD PLACE

June Breeze by Adam Long
available for sale HERE
HONORABLE MENTION
(for most inventive piece)

The next few pieces were part of the contest too. They were all towards the top of the heap of contest winners (and is it any wonder?):

The Wood Sprite by Daniel Eskridge
available for sale HERE

The Knight and the Fairy, also by Daniel Eskridge
available for sale HERE

Fairy of the Butterflies by Edelberto Cabrera
available for sale HERE

Tree Hug by Jutta Maria Pusl
available for sale HERE 

Rose Fairy by Ali Oppy
available for sale HERE

Imagine by K.S. Rankin
available for sale HERE

To see all of the artists who submitted to this contest, check it out HERE.


Thank you for visiting. Our next contest is called "Dragons" ... yes, just dragons. See you then!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Weirdest Most Bizarre Fantasy Art Creatures contest winners and other outstanding works in the genre

Observation by Jutta Maria Pusl
available for sale HERE
FIRST PLACE

In this post, we feature the winners of the Fine Art America contest, The Weirdest Most Bizarre Fantasy Art Creatures plus some other outstanding pieces.

But first, is our first place contest winner, Jutta Marie Pusl from Germany. She is not a member of our group, but she is an accomplished artist in painting, photography and digital art. 

The scene she has depicted here could be underwater as much as above ground. 

This piece won best of contest for "Surreal Art for Home and Office" in March 2016. Is it no wonder that she won this contest too?

Here is what this piece can look like framed:

framed prints available HERE
choose size, type of frame and mat from drop-downs
this frame is CUL5 under green frames and the mat is palm beach white

Here is what this piece looks like as a tote bag:
tote bags available HERE
you can choose background colors from the drop-downs
This colored background is: #08848c

Here are our other winners:

Dust Bunny by Jeremy Martinson
available for sale HERE
SECOND PLACE

Incidentally, Jeremy Martinson was our first place winner for this member contest of fantasy artists. His work is consistently good. That is why he also shared the third prize in this contest with Kathy Kelly with his "Sock Monster":

Sock Monster by Jeremy Martinson
available for sale HERE
THIRD PLACE TIE

Skin Deep by Kathy Kelly
available for sale HERE
THIRD PLACE TIE

Art Mechanicha by Andrey Poletaev
available for sale HERE
HONORABLE MENTION

The next pieces were too good to leave out of the post. There were so many outstanding pieces, and too many to show, so the following are just a few of them.

The next one, called "Cowchina", almost made it to third place, and for the first few days it seemed like it might win first and second place (members of Fine Art America do the voting):

Cowchina by Laura Brightwood
available for sale HERE

Catfish by Vsevolod Poliohin
available for sale HERE

Lizard of Oz by Catherine G McElroy
available for sale HERE

Balancing Act by Hans Neuhart
available for sale HERE

Beautiful Freak by Ali Oppy
available for sale HERE
(incidentally, Ali's art is in our banner)

Lion Man by Carol Cavalaris
available for sale HERE

Hawkish by James W Johnson
available for sale HERE

Napolean Bird by Nick Eagles
available for sale HERE

Morph by Brian Wallace
available for sale HERE

Xenofem by WB Johnston
available for sale HERE

Mossman Tree Stump by Martin Konopacki
available for sale HERE

These next ones seemed to have a beauty and magic to them:

Colorful Hummingbird Song by Mihaela Pater
available for sale HERE

Rainy Summer Day by Mihaela Pater
available for sale HERE

A Forest Overture by Rosemary Smith
available for sale HERE

Steampunk - Nautilus - Coming Out Of Your Shell by Mike Savad
available for sale HERE

The Mariner by Jeff Gettis
available for sale HERE

To see all of the artist's work who submitted to the contest, check it out HERE.


Thank you for visiting. Our next contest will be called "The Sweetest, Cutest Fairies You Ever Saw" to contrast with this one (LOL)!

(note: the fairies contest has taken place and is available for viewing HERE)