Bull Market
8.25 x 14.75 Oil on Linen Panel

Bull Market sold at the C.M. Russell Western Art Auction in Great Falls Montana and was a finalist in the
July 2012 RayMar Fine Art Competition.

Judges Comments:
This color infused, sun-drenched image is reminiscent of a Sorolla painting. The rich, dark colors used to depict the bull are saturated with delectable mauves, rich blues and subtle ochers. I love how the bold contrast of the bull against the luminescent greys and ochers of the surrounding background creates a stunning silhouette. The beautiful blue highlight placed on the rump of the bull is subtle yet effective. The warm colors of the ground bouncing off the bull’s belly are equally enticing! The thick and juicy application of paint coupled with the rhythmic, graceful directional brush strokes beautifully depict the strength, brute force and musculature of this gallant beast.

-Jennifer McCriatian
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