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Winter Blows Blue

16 x 20 inch, oil on canvas panel

32 total reviews 
Comment from Lucien van Oosten


The Idea behind the painting, being a winter scene, using a few colors with all the various elements, is a nice idea.

The color harmony is there. Bringing the colors of the cabins, that purple sparingly into the trees adds a nice color harmony to the painting.

The one area where I think it needs some improvement is in the light blue hill and the flat field area in front of it. Both areas need to have a little whiter highlight added. I say this, by the way the moon is placed in the painting, the hill at the crest would have a highlight of white there and then the same on the meadow closest to the viewer. Adding that would add more depth and perspective to the painting. It's like the hill would have cast a shadow on the field, know what I mean?

Other than those observations on how I think it would be a more dramatic painting. You have done a really good job, with overall color harmony in your painting, nicely done.

Those are my reasons for the less than perfect rating.


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 Comment Written 03-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 03-Jan-2019
    Thank you so much! There's always room for the improvements. I appreciate your time and useful comments!!!!
reply by Lucien van Oosten on 03-Jan-2019
    You are welcome, I hope my comments and observations were helpful.
reply by the author on 03-Jan-2019
    you've been very helpful. Thanks again!
Comment from seshadri_sreenivasan


An excellent winterscape painting. The toal range of the minimum colours used makes this visually pleasant. Good light and shadows effects makes the painting pop. Well done!

 Comment Written 03-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 03-Jan-2019
    Thank you so much for the great review!
Comment from Envision


Lewis Carroll -very nice! I admire how many tones and shades of blue that you have accomplished in this painting. I think you have done an excellent job in creating light too. I find the moonlight reflecting on the water especially attractive.

 Comment Written 02-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 03-Jan-2019
    Thank you very very much, GRACE!!!
Comment from Denise B


Very nice use of blues. Good use of dark colors showing depth of perspective. Highlights are well formed giving the eye focus and movement which adds interest to the piece. This storybook setting looks like a wonderful book illustration for a story. Well done my young friend.

 Comment Written 02-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 03-Jan-2019
    Thank you so much, Denise!
Comment from iPhone7


Such a nice scene Lucas. It reminds me of growing up in the mountains of Idaho. Snow gently caressing the banks of the river and the log cabins with the smoke from the fireplaces wafting in the stillness.

Nice work with the colors. I can feel the chill all the way down here in Mexico. Great work Lucas ~ Steve

 Comment Written 02-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 03-Jan-2019
    You're absolutely right about Idaho. This is my memories of Montana. Thank you, Steve!
Comment from Bruceiorio


Cool image, Lucas. I like the smoke from the chimneys rising up and becoming/joining the clouds overhead and in the background.
Excellent perspective.
Imaginative and innovative image.
Well crafted artwork.

 Comment Written 02-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 03-Jan-2019
    Thanks a lot, Bruce! This is my sweet memory of Montana trip.
Comment from helvi2


Hi Lucas, Love the textured feel you gave this! That with the corresponding blue make you really feel the chill. Love the positioning of your subject matter. You take us right into the icy feel of winter. very Nicely Done My Young Friend!
Happy New Year! :o) helvi

 Comment Written 02-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 02-Jan-2019
    Thank you so much! Happy new year, Helvi!
Comment from alaskapat


Hi Lucas! I don't know how you do it , but this is gorgeous! Very well thought out and excellently rendered! It's a cold winter night along the river, I love the blanket of snow on the ground and on the two rooftops, I love the way the river curves through this scene and is framed by the evergreen trees that are flocked in snow. The reflection on the water and the light low in the sky is so beautiful! This scene has nice depth and the details are so very impressive, the textures on the trees , the way you created the sky, it's all so very beautiful ! The only thing wrong is that I don't have a six to award your beautiful winter artwork! I wish you the best in the contest! Happy new year to you!

 Comment Written 02-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 02-Jan-2019
    Don't worry, Pat! I don't care about the rating. I'm glad you like it! Thank you for your wonderful support! Blessings!!!
reply by alaskapat on 02-Jan-2019
    I love it! Good luck to you!
Comment from michiganmike


A beautiful scene. The light in the night sky is outstanding and I like the way it seems to blend with the chimney smoke. I like the composition and the cool color palette. Best of luck in the contest.

 Comment Written 02-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 02-Jan-2019
    Thanks a lot, Mike!!!
Comment from John Kotalac


I do enjoy blankets and coffee my friend.know what else I enjoy your paintings. Just beautiful, I love the blue. Blue must be one of my favorites, I find myself using it a lot . Just so many beautiful shades in you painting. Thanks for sharing. And let's get a trophy this year ???

 Comment Written 02-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 02-Jan-2019
    Thanks John! I'm glad you like it!!!