[image_with_animation image_url=”11061″ alignment=”center” animation=”None” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%”] Ruthie V, Doorzien, after Carlos San Millan. 36×24″ oil on linen Last Saturday, while the steamroller printmaking party was happening on the street, inside the studio we had a show of works inspired by doorzien, a Dutch word that when applied to the genre of painting, means to see through from one room into another. I did a little prize giving for some notable works. Honorable Mention Siobhan Wilder, Wolf. 8×6″ oil on panel This tiny panel is only 6″ wide, and presents an exquisite rendering of an imagined scene. The wolf’s skeletal structure is very nicely done, and the mirror behind shows a street scene that is hauntingly surreal. This piece pulls me in to see the details, and rewards me for my attention. It’s wonderfully mysterious. For this, I’m giving Wilder a $50 gift certificate for classes at the League. 2nd Winner [image_with_animation image_url=”11056″ alignment=”center” animation=”None” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%”] Dorothy Gleser, Cuban Kitchen. 33.5 x 36.5″ oil on canvas This is a deliciously layered painting of brush work colors. On the stove, there is a pot releasing steam into the smoke singed air, and glowing light pouring in through the doorway – the colors of light changing as they interact with the patinaed floor. Complicated subjects painted with a fearless and playful hand. For this, I’m giving Gleser a $75 gift certificate for classes at the League. 1st Winner [image_with_animation image_url=”11055″ alignment=”center” animation=”None” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%”] Wen Berlin (aka Lauren Fattal), Longing Permission. 24 x 18″ charcoal on paper This work has a stunningly beautiful composition and strong, gracefully balanced shapes and values. The drawing is framed and behind glass so it was difficult to take a photograph to show it to you, but in person the moody charcoal darks share the scene with the peaceful white textured paper, neither light nor dark taking too much from the other, and I want to eat it, or live in it, or do something, just as long as I can stay there. For this, I’m giving Berlin a $100 gift certificate for classes at the League. Nicely done Berlin! Viewer’s Choice [gallery ids=”11068,11069,11070,11071,11072,11073″ onclick=”link_no Lendy Hensley, Left Peach 1-6. 5.5 x 8.5″ each, graphite on paper This is a humorous series of drawings that imply mysterious narratives to peaches. The sketches are witty nonsensical mundane scenes of unexpected relative proportions, presented without explanation. They are a testament to how fresh and clever a quick little drawing can be, and how a series of iterations can add depth to a basic idea. This is a darling little series, enjoyed by all. For this, Hensley wins our respect and adoration, again. Just for fun, I’m including Lendy’s giant woodcut from the steamroller portion of the event. She had to do a bit of wrangling to get her pencil sketch into a woodblock format, but isn’t it gorgeous. [gallery ids=”11064,10958″ onclick=”link_no New Steamroller Printmaking Pics Since I posted the V. Note two days ago, some Steamroller Printmaking Party Participants sent in some of their photos from the event. I posted them to the original page. CLICK HERE to see, and please post your comments!