~ First Place ~
Thomas Adkins, “Winter Stream -Litchfield”
In Thomas Adkins’ “Winter Stream-Litchfield,” we admire the beauty of a stream fed by the melting snow in the warm sunlight. We watch as the current traverses the square canvas, disappearing in the distance, subtly reflecting the bare trees like a mirror.
~ Third Place ~
William Hanson, “January Thaw”
W. G. Hanson’s “January Thaw,” depiction of a familiar favorite location in the Goodspeed Opera House, illuminated in full sunlight, is depicted again in the choppy waves of the Connecticut River. As the two bare trees that cut through our view of the landmark building add mystery and contemplation, the rushing waves below create a dreamy quality to the painted reflection.
~ Honorable Mentions ~
In Elizabeth Rhoades’ “Passing Fjords,” and Jane Penfield’s “Rushing,” we see water in the torrent of action, with frothing bubbles-both works rendering this effect in the delicate medium of pastel.