Thanks so much to everyone who submitted work for contest #3. Voting for last week’s contest was off the charts! More than twice the amount of votes came in for contest #3 as compared to contest #2. When the final vote was counted, there was only a difference of four votes between first and second place. To show how close this race was, the difference between first and third place was only five votes! Again, this just goes to show how important each vote is.

Because of the tremendous voter turnout last time, I’ve made it even easier to share your favorite painting with others. I’ve included a social media bar at the bottom of the blog which you can use to share with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.

I’ll be announcing the winner of last week’s contest later today.

Well, this is it: Our last contest before the final round. A special thanks to everyone who entered the weekly contests. If it wasn’t for your willingness to share your work with others, this event wouldn’t have been possible. I hope that you’ve enjoyed participating in the contests, whether you submitted artwork or voted for your favorite painting. It’s been a great honor to be able to meet new artists and to see their tremendous talent throughout the contests. I received entries from all over the world and am excited to see representational art being practiced around the globe.

I’ve included twelve finalists in this week’s contest and now it’s up to you to decide who the winner will be by voting for your favorite painting. The painting that receives the most votes by the end of the week will receive a free download of their choice (Drawing, Value, Color or Edges) and will be entered into the final contest at the end of the month for a chance to win an entire set of instructional DVD’s which includes “Painting Outdoor Light“. I will also feature the winning painting on my Facebook page, as well as my Blog, and also provide a link to the artist’s website.

Each of the paintings is displayed with the artist’s name, title, size and medium, along with an assigned number at the bottom. The order in which the paintings are displayed is an exact match to those that are shown in the voting box at the bottom of the blog. Once you’ve decided which painting to vote for, simply click your choice and then press the “CLICK HERE TO VOTE” button at the bottom. Only one vote per computer is allowed, so make it count! The winner will be announced next week on Tuesday, November 29, 2011.

Remember, it’s all about the votes, so be creative in getting others to vote for your favorite painting!

Good Luck!

Gabriel Mark Lipper copy

Joan Langdon copy

Marcus Callum d copy

Mitch Mann d copy

Karen Killian d copy

Sarah Boardman d copy

Roberto Visconti d copy

Adriana Guidi d copy

Sharon Coyle copy

Sally Ryan copy

Pucci Ferraris d copy

Vicki Catapano d copy