We have announced our second Commended Entry for the Jackson’s Open Painting Prize! During the JOPP entry period, we will be commending one entry each week that we think is of exceptional quality. All commended entries are automatically added to the longlist meaning they will be considered for the six Category Prizes, the People’s Choice Award, the Shortlist and the Overall Prize. To submit your work, please go to our Jackson’s Open Painting Prize Website.
Commended Entry Winner: Benjamin Hassan
Oil on canvas, 60cm x 90cm
‘I just love those quiet, lazy summer mornings, birds chirping as the old town wakes up to the warm, radiant sunshine. This landscape depicts the Rock of Gibraltar in the dissipating morning mist.’
Jackson’s Judging Panel:
‘Benjamin Hassan’s painting ‘Misty Mountain’ embodies the timeless join between painterly mark-making and realism. His classically balanced landscape painting draws the eye around the canvas in a gentle, calm movement, emphasizing the still softness of the scene. His perceptive use of colour gives a sense of oppressive heat while drawing narratives between the different depths of field. The smoothness in which the subdued background of preliminary marks consolidates into bolder, brighter tones shows a high level of skill; his considered rendering of this dry, delicate light is truly beautiful to view.’