Best of Show
by Veronica Garcia-Huidobro
Media: Mixed technique
Dimensions: 47x66 inches
This is a boy from Brazil who was
participating in an international show jumping championship in Chile. He
didnīt have a good performance with his companion "Demoiselle"
that day, and in his mind he is imagining, one day he will be like the
big ones...I took the photo in that contest, as I am a rider myself, and
specialized in my deeper passion: Horses.
Juror Comments: Ann Baldwin (www.annbaldwin.com)
Dream" by Veronica Garcia-Huidobro
jurors begin by commenting how hard it was to make a choice and this was
certainly true here. I have never judged an online show before. The small
size of the images on my computer screen made it doubly difficult. That
and the fact that texture wasn't always easy to evaluate. It only took me one pass through all the images to
choose Veronica Garcia-Huidobro's piece as Best of Show. It fit the theme
perfectly and I looked at the painting for a long time, appreciating
Veronica's passion for horse-riding is evident
in every brushstroke. I loved the story behind the piece - not quite what
I expected, in that the boy did not put in a good performance that day.
It's an impressively large piece, too. This is a very talented artist and
an easy choice for Best of Show. I took a look at some of her other horse
paintings on her website (www.huidobro.cl/home.php)