Reviews from

Fire and Ice

Digital painting symbolising emotions

35 total reviews 
Comment from dcorthell


Fanstory has a contest going on...it is a one word story. One word. Hell, I can't even start a story but dozens of words float out. But it's a one word story. I would love to use your art work as part of my story.

My one word would be - Orgasm

The story is also about the picture - and what it sells/tells.

Fire and Ice are so much of what an orgasm is all about.

What do you think.

dcorthell@earthlink.net
Thank you so much.

 Comment Written 29-May-2011


reply by the author on 29-May-2011
    A hell of a contest. I agree! Of course you can use my picture. Best luck at your contest. What is your name on FanStory. I have an membership there as well so I am able you review your work.
reply by dcorthell on 30-May-2011
    Thank you so much. I missed the contest. Yikes. It was only on for a few hours, and it slipped by me. Thanks for your great offer. I like this work very much - and I will find a perfect place for it -- I am working on a novel right now, but I have an idea that is brewing around in my head. I may just set the novel down for a few days, and write a story around your fire and ice... Thanks

    My name on Fanstory is --- kokopelli

    I will let you know when I get the story written, and will of course give you full credit for the art work.

    Thanks so much, Cleo...
    DAvid
reply by the author on 31-May-2011
    Nice to meed you Kokopelli. What a meaningful name.
    Thank you for your kind reply.
    Best luck with your story.
    Cleo
Comment from LadyCosgrove


And there you are again, attached to another poem in Fanstory.

Style still highly recognisable and very much yours. :o)

 Comment Written 16-Sep-2010


reply by the author on 16-Sep-2010
    Thank you again for your kind and generous review and the ongoing support.
Comment from artbyrami


very exotic piece of art work, very contritoctory, ice and fire do not coexist except in a piece of art, lovel;y conceipt, it has a shape of a lady in a fire dress :), very well done

 Comment Written 13-May-2009


reply by the author on 14-May-2009
    Thank you very much for your kind and generous review.
Comment from Shot1Foto


Very nice work of art . It has excellent , impact , detail , color , Storytelling ability , creativity . Thank you for sharing .

 Comment Written 29-Apr-2009


reply by the author on 01-May-2009
    Thank you for your generous review.
Comment from Heartfelt Annie


This is a great painting, Cleo. You always show us your very creative side. To me, this is such an emotional look that cries out with sensuality!!! The red you have throughout the female form is very cool and is full of passion. Even with the bits of yellow. Outlining in white was a great idea. In a way, it could be that the male is trying to put out the fire in one sense. But, she is melting the will away with her love. Love the line just in white for her arm around his neck. The idea for his Ice tux...another great idea and the bits of ice scatered around him...another great idea. You feel the meltng. Also, at their feet, the feeling of the ice about with your blue tones, again, a great idea and with a few whisps of fire that break the white line. The black background makes this stand out all the more. This should be hanging in a couple's bedroom for sure!! lol Good luck and really enjoyed your painting. Annie

 Comment Written 29-Apr-2009


reply by the author on 29-Apr-2009
    Thank you so much any for your trouought and toughtful review. You are right on it with your thoughts every on of them. [Maybe both are melting onto water?]
    Of curse thanks for your fantastic rating, I really appreciate this but your great review means more to me then any rating ever could mean. Thank you greatly.
Comment from ARTHOUND


i like the blacked out background that you did for this it has a very elagant look to it i like the technical desigh that you did and the long flowing colrs that you used for the fire soide and really like the lookof the dimonds that you used for the ice side looks awesome and aso artistically done great technict love it great artwork arthound john ( :

 Comment Written 28-Apr-2009


reply by the author on 29-Apr-2009
    Thank you so much John. I'm very proud you like this one.
reply by ARTHOUND on 30-Apr-2009
    YOUR WELCOME CLEO REALLY PRETTY JOHN ( :
reply by the author on 30-Apr-2009
    :) :) :)
Comment from Details


I think this is a wonderful and unique entry for the contest. I really like the contrasting color choices, the black background, and your thought process regarding his face works really well. Best wishes for the contest.

 Comment Written 28-Apr-2009


reply by the author on 29-Apr-2009
    Thank you so much for your very kind review and your wishes.
Comment from sandysartstudio


Love your colouring as they just bounce off each other. The artist in me can see a lovely flowing evening gown with a white crystal wrap. I like the flow of the dress as she moves forward. I very fashionable night it will be. Totally different story to what your version

 Comment Written 28-Apr-2009


reply by the author on 28-Apr-2009
    Different story but a nice one and very possible. My pictures are open for individual interpretations. Actually that is what the artist in me like most: people having their own thoughts about my art.
reply by the author on 28-Apr-2009
    Different story but a nice one and very possible. My pictures are open for individual interpretations. Actually that is what the artist in me like most: people having their own thoughts about my art.
Comment from Ganev Smallwood


Great interpretation in this fairly abstract piece. The colours represent what you are trying to portray very well. there is something sad to the posture and the black face adds to this. Very expressive cleo85. Good luck in the contest.

 Comment Written 28-Apr-2009


reply by the author on 28-Apr-2009
    Thank you so much for your throuought review.
    Question: I was told the white of the ice is to much of a contrast and should be dulled, what you think about it, I admire your work and color management so your answer is of high interest for me.
reply by the author on 28-Apr-2009
    Thank you so much for your throuought review.
    Question: I was told the white of the ice is to much of a contrast and should be dulled, what you think about it, I admire your work and color management so your answer is of high interest for me.
reply by Ganev Smallwood on 28-Apr-2009
    Thank you for your most kind reply, i am flattered that you should value my opinion in this way cleo.
    Firstly, let me say that it is quite a contrast, however i feel that this is appropriate, that is what you are trying to portray? the strong ice, melting away with the even stronger fire?
    To me it is like the fluid hot red is subsuming the structured patterned ice and making it a more fluid substance. Like the man is undergoing some sort of profound change. You express the importance and profundity of this with both his posture and the contrasts between the textures and colours of the two elements.

    In my opinion, it should stay as it is.
    I hope this helps.
reply by the author on 28-Apr-2009
    Thank you so much.
    This is exactly what I wanted and why the contrast as it is. I'm happy it comes over this way. I tried to lay transparent blue over trying the color of the blue ice on a glacier but it didn't work for me. I won't change the picture.
reply by Ganev Smallwood on 29-Apr-2009
    Very glad to hear it. hope my comments helped.
reply by the author on 29-Apr-2009
    Yes it did. Thank you! :)
Comment from enjoyitall


nice subject and design nice flow with the subjects and great presentation,not bad technical skill,nice work,thanks for sharing.

 Comment Written 28-Apr-2009


reply by the author on 28-Apr-2009
    Thank you for your generous review.
reply by the author on 28-Apr-2009
    Thank you for your generous review.