Reviews from

Seagull over Water

A red bird watches a seagull over water

10 total reviews 
Comment from Denise B


Another VanGogh influence in brushstrokes. Using the similar palate colors also reminds me of Vincent. Well done! I really like the colors used because they are just a little different from expected.

 Comment Written 13-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 13-Jan-2018
    Thank you so much, DeniseB for your review
Comment from Jairos


Great piece of art, nice initial impact, great detail and lighting effect, the colors are Great, good depth and frame, very well done ,jairos

 Comment Written 12-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 12-Jan-2018
    Thank you, Jairo?s for the nice review
Comment from Life is but a dream.


Hi Pamela,

I like that this is formatted into long tall vertical because that way you are guiding our eyes to scroll up and we do.

I am caught off guard with that crocodile in the right lower corner ready to eat the red bird. You have a lot of black with no detail showing. My art teacher used to tell us you need black and white and much in between to make your images dance.

Overall the art is flat. There is no depth to it and the way to get depth is through manipulation of light and dark, shadow placement, light source. You do not have a light source...which way is the sun shining?

Try to get more detail and consistency in your strokes and please don't tell me Vincent Van Gogh didn't have consistency either...he was consistent in his consistency (if you know what I mean).

The placement of oil to give texture is a great idea, I like that and the ripples in the water show up well.

That is a black cloud up top, and you caught the emotion well, it is a chaotic weather day and I do like your quirky clouds.

chirp chirp

 Comment Written 12-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 12-Jan-2018
    Thank you, Life for your review
Comment from Monica Morrell


Nice and full of action! Keeps the eye moving. Interesting and almost mystical. I like the pop of red and your use of color. Thank you for sharing.

 Comment Written 11-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 11-Jan-2018
    Thank you, Monica for your review. One question. If you liked and you listed no suggestions for improvement, why did you give a rating that says it is bad and needs lots of improvement. Rating of five means it does not need improvements. Anotthing below five, you should let the artist know what is wrong with the work so that the artist can improve. Please tell me what is wrong. Thank you
Comment from Neilnap773


I'm aware your work is impressionistic style but unfortunately i am not a fan of such as for me it comes across as lacking fine detail and depth . It is too flat for my liking but i will be honest ,yet the palette is positive and i can only suggest that hold onto such wonderful skill in your colour coordination and use of such

 Comment Written 11-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 11-Jan-2018
    Thank you, Neilnap for your review. I will be sure to keep your style in mind when I next review your work
Comment from dalebraatz


a great story telling, love the action you have created with colors and textures, a very nice nature work of art. a pleasure to look at. Thank you for sharing. dale

 Comment Written 11-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 11-Jan-2018
    Thank you, Dale for your nice review
Comment from GaliaG


Interesting paint with a lot to see on it

nice technique, creativity and initial impact

good composition and presentation

thanks for sharing

 Comment Written 11-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 11-Jan-2018
    Thanks again, GaliaG
Comment from Mr Jones


super painting. so real and life-like. excellent action. fantastic pose with super positions for the birds. such a vivid reflection of a hunting gull. great hidden creatures (of delight).

 Comment Written 11-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 11-Jan-2018
    Thank you, MrJones for your nice review
Comment from a.samathasena


What a gorgeous great art.Beautiful artistic eye catching drawing scene.Very Nice presentation.The Seagull and over the flying occasion,Fish and bird,sky and water reflection are make a nice scene.I like this talent perfect work.Creativity color are excellent.Well Done.Thanks.

 Comment Written 11-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 11-Jan-2018
    Thank you a.samathasena for your nice review
Comment from Dick Lee Shia


Well thought out creation in thick impasto strokes & textures.
Subtle/muted colors.
The red, yellow & orange patch accentuates the image nicely.
I didn't see the other hidden things clearly...

Dynamic creation.
Thanks for sharing...

 Comment Written 11-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 11-Jan-2018
    Thank you, Dick for the nice review. Did you find the bone, fish and genie?
reply by Dick Lee Shia on 11-Jan-2018
    I didn't...I'm blind as a bat!;-))