Thursday, December 31, 2009


To lift a line from that O’Hara girl, “Fiddle Dee Dee”,’tis the year Twenty Ten, Yessirree! Perhaps the time to venture where you’ve never ever been? So uncap that tube, squeeze hue on your sable, and be the cayenne. J

As RayMar enters its twelfth year I smile with glee that we continue to manufacture plein air products for you. Taking Nike’s simple directive “Just Do It” is the best advice to launch any new idea and I encourage you to create paintings, preferably on a RayMar panel for the world to enjoy, (any reason not to think globally?).

And while delving into twelve, how about those twelve stellar finalists selected each month in our current contest? The feedback on the paintings has been phenomenal especially on Facebook. We put accomplished artist jurors in front of great art, request they write critiques on their selections then launch the results into cyberspace. And a new feature is all entries are shown at the end of the monthly contest. Everyone wins!

Seven more months remain in RayMar’s 4th annual original online contest and this month’s juror is the multi talented painter, author and instructor Joe Anna Arnett. We offer large dollars and Internet exposure as prizes but more importantly the galleries watch to discover you. Check with Robert Coombs and Jim Wodark. See you!


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Carol Marine Posts August Contest Finalists

First time judge, Carol Marine, picked some stellar paintings. Way to go and thank you Carol! Check out the August Finalists. There is a great variety of subject matter and painting styles to inspire you. Carol's critiques of these paintings will be posted near the end of the month. We apologize for the delay as Clint Watson, our website manager, is currently out enjoying Europe (we are quite jealous) and will post them at the end of the month when he returns.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

4th Annual Fine Art Competition Begins!

We are pleased to annouce the start of our 4th Annual Fine Art Competition! The competition begins August 1, 2009 and ends July 31, 2010. Paintings entered during the month of August will be judged and critiqued by our artist juror Carol Marine. For more information about the contest and to enter please visit our new contest website at:

Good luck in the competition and happy painting!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

New Website Launched!

We are very proud and pleased to announce the launch of the new RayMar Art website! We hope you enjoy the new design and improved user functionality. Please explore the new site and if you have any questions or comments do not hesitate to ask us. Happy Painting!