Reviews from

Dolce far Niente

street scene with flowers

19 total reviews 
Comment from Contests


A seven star rating from the Contest Committee for the recognition this post has received from the FanArtReview community. While this was not a Contest Committee decision, the committee recognizes this achievement with a seven star review.

 Comment Written 08-Jul-2018


reply by the author on 08-Jul-2018
    why,thank you very much for this wonderful recognition
Comment from Donna Ruiz


I could not love this piece of art more. It makes me want to book another trip to Italy. This image captures the feel of Italy and everything I loved about it. Your talent is well on display in this beautiful piece. Thanks so much for sharing.

 Comment Written 03-Jul-2018


reply by the author on 04-Jul-2018
    well thank you my friend for such a nice review
Comment from michiganmike


A very fine perspective on this colorful street scene. The color palette is rich and vibrant and I especially like the way you get a feel for the lighting from the shadows.

 Comment Written 11-Jun-2018


reply by the author on 12-Jun-2018
    thank you so much for your enraging review
Comment from Solway Lady


You have captured this view and moment in time so well. I love the vibrant colors and all the details with the washing etc, it has a great lead in with the man and his dog a real story here. Lovely piece of artwork.

 Comment Written 11-Jun-2018


reply by the author on 11-Jun-2018
    thank you so much for your positive review
reply by Solway Lady on 11-Jun-2018
Comment from Renate-Bertodi


you are a holiday maker, I was a teacher in Italy so there is a great difference, however, coming back to the village where I was living from the town where I was teaching, I was fascinated by the life going on inside huge arches. The school was run by a German woman who had married an Italian, so I did not stay long, as I am a mature person and have more to do than waste my life on greedy people, but I did get an essence of what you are talking about here,

 Comment Written 11-Jun-2018


reply by the author on 11-Jun-2018
    So glad you got a hint of this laid back life...it's so special and that's what I wanted to capture as its what I do web I go on holiday...can't stand lying on beaches..need to feel the culture of a place not the tourist trap
Comment from iPhone7


I normally don't review art as my vocabulary in describing what I see is very limited and I know so little about art. But as they say 'I don't know anything about art but I know what I like. And I really like this one. I love these street scenes and have seen many in like this in many countries. they each remind us how we need to stop 'Doing' and take time to simply 'BE'. I know what a pallet knife is and I find it remarkable how you used it to create such a Great Work of Art Neil. the colors and details are amazing. I am out of Seven stars so please accept my Six as a poor substitute my friend ~ Steve

 Comment Written 10-Jun-2018


reply by the author on 10-Jun-2018
    Wow,this is one incredible in depth review and one I really appreciate, thank you, neil
Comment from Nancy Montana


The village is the perfect place to people watch. There are enough colors to catch the eye, and imagination. There are enough people to make watching a pleasure. Pleasure is exactly what describes this painting. Thank you for sharing.

 Comment Written 10-Jun-2018


reply by the author on 10-Jun-2018
    Thank you so much for your review
reply by Nancy Montana on 10-Jun-2018
    You are very welcome.
reply by Nancy Montana on 11-Jun-2018
    You are very welcome.
Comment from GaliaG


I think having a coffer and looking over the passing people is a nice thing to be doing all over the world and not only on Italy, but you are the artist and you decide were you paint is

thanks for sharing

 Comment Written 10-Jun-2018


reply by the author on 10-Jun-2018
    Thank you for Positive review
Comment from alaskapat


Wonderful initial impact: This is a beautiful work of art, there is so much to study here! I love this street scene with the tall buildings and the flowers arranged beautifully throughout this scene, the details and colors are masterfully applied, I love that you have people bringing life to this scene! I especially like the man who is walking his dog. This was very enjoyable to view! It was truly a pleasure!

 Comment Written 10-Jun-2018


reply by the author on 10-Jun-2018
    Thank you so much for your encouraging review
Comment from ArtistCharles


Nicely created European street scene. Good colors and shading. Good details to create the place. A very nice sense of place and time. Well imagined and well presented. Good job.

 Comment Written 09-Jun-2018


reply by the author on 10-Jun-2018
    Thank you so much for your encouraging review