October 2013 PPD Print of the Month (POM)

Claudia Peterson of San Jose California wins for the second time in a row with her first place Star Color print Old Violin Still Life.

Donald Lyon APSA, this month’s judge, says that it is "technically perfect and brilliantly composed with subtle warm tones, sensuous shape of the violin and seeming casual arrangement of books, sheet music and etching of ‘the minstrels’." He continues: "It is an image that might have been painted by Rembrandt. The soft natural lighting creates a beautiful hue on violin and books, too. The most effective prints tell a story and this story has history, romance and mystery. I’ve so enjoyed having it in my possession this last month."