Cosmic Cow -- Home of the "Whimsical" Contest Announces Winners
August 10, 2010
The Cosmic Cow -- Home of the Whimsical group on Fine Art America (FAA) is proud to announce its winners in the first contest sponsored by the group. Scott Plaster, leader of the Cosmic Cow Society in the Triad NC area, administers the group and developed the contest, which was open to all members of FAA. Fine Art America has 25,000 members and 125,000 website visitors per day (100,000 of which are NON-members). The contest ran for one week and was voted on by FFA members-only.
First place is awarded to "Melodia," by George Paul Miller. The original "Melodia" is a 30" x 30" oil painting on canvas and is available in prints on the FAA site. This cute, whimsical elephant is captured in exquisite detail, but in a monochrome well-suited for its subject. The baby elephant is cast against a dark background as it balances precariously on an interesting ball. This playful treatment captured by far the most votes in the contest. Artist George lives in Pasadena, California and paints in oils and also creates enchanting graphite drawings. You can view his website HERE.
Second place honors in the contest go to Linda Waterhouse's "Natural Bird Beauty," the unusual digital photograph of a most unusual chicken. It certainly is whimsical and caught the attention of the second most number of voters. Linda lives at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. The diverse subject of her photography embraces the rural, wildlife, and the unique. You can view more of Linda's work on the FAA site.
"Natural Bird Beauty," by Linda Waterhouse
George Paul Miller's "Melodia"
A four-way tie for third place made the contest interesting:
"Two Black Cats"
by Alan Hogan
"Hen and Chicks"
by Tim Nyberg
"Frog and Caterpillar"
by Denny Bond
by Nan Wright
More about the winners can be seen by clicking on the images. You can also see the other 80+ entries on the group's page on Fine Art America.The group on FAA was formed in 2008 and has 27 members. All members on FAA are invited to join and submit their "whimsical" artwork.
You can learn more about the group administrator Scott Plaster at his home page at http://scottplaster.com. Also, you can hear more about the Cosmic Cow Society and its artists at http://cosmiccowsociety.com on Facebook at: