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Anita Dale Livaditis was one of the Contestants of the "British Olympic Art" contest. She won "Star Honors" for her Magnificent Art Entry called
"Olympics 2012 Swim".
This Beautiful painting have a life of its own even after the Olympics and when you visit her site, you will see what I mean. The colors and strokes to create expression of the swimmer's face showed determination of the swimmer, the colorful British flag background and Olympic colorful rings was dynamic!
It is not often that an artist can respond to such a short notice, and short scheduled contest to create such a painting; however, Anita mustered up the creative mind she has and went to it!
All contestants won an art review and have the choice of writing something about themselves and their art or having me to write a review.
Below is her written review via e-mail about her creative art image for this contest.
Anita Dale Livaditis says:
First, I wanted the picture to have a sense of fun, so I was very playful in constructing it. Second, I wanted it to have a sense of sport, so I took a lot of chances with it, and did things I wouldn't normally do, because that is my sense of the athletes in the Olympics. There's training and training and more training, but when it comes down to the performance and competition day, they only have their one chance and they go for it and must be bold. So that is the way I approached my picture. Thirdly, I wanted it to have a sense of suspense, so that is why I chose the palette I did - in my personal sense of colors, these choices come together as suspenseful to me, and that is also why I kept the drawing open and not too finished. Lastly, I wanted it to be dynamic, and I used a variety of elements to give it a feeling of movement, intensity, concentration, and power.