Reviews from

The Little Green Man

Watercolor wash on cold press

32 total reviews 
Comment from avmurray


Congratulations Christine ! Winning this contest with this lovely water color painting was so well deserved, and the little green gecko looks so sweet. I especially like the all neutral background, and also the fine shadows you have added.

It is also a nice flow in your brush work, and the use of high lights is very good. I also like the diagonal placement of the animal on the paper, because this is giving a fine balance between positive and negative space.

Indeed a lovely and well done water color painting with crisp and clear colors.

 Comment Written 24-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 24-Apr-2019
    Thank you so much for this wonderful review. I am very grateful for the details you provided and for your time.
reply by avmurray on 25-Apr-2019
    You are more than welcome Christine.
Comment from MKFlood


Very cool and congratulations. The body form and language is great. The Shading is great. The blend of the colors is great. The depth is great. The details is great. The creation is balanced and eye appealing to the viewer. Creative and great job overall

 Comment Written 22-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 22-Apr-2019
    Well hello MK! Hope all is well. Thanks so much for your wonderful review.
Comment from blujdrawings


Wonderful detail here and good use and choice of colours. The green hues and the tones created brings depth and makes your friend jump off the page. Great work

 Comment Written 22-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 22-Apr-2019
    Thanks so much Bluj. I really appreciate your review.
Comment from cakemp55


This sure is a real winner! So life like and set on a great angle. The green and blue blended together with shaded contrast with a light background make this gecko 'pop'.
A deserving winner, congratulations!

 Comment Written 21-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 22-Apr-2019
    Your six star rating is an incredible honor thanks so much for your star generosity.
Comment from World Travel Photos


Nice creative watercolor art that you have here. The colors are very nice and the composition also. The unique view is fascinating. Nice use of empty space. Good work.

 Comment Written 21-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 22-Apr-2019
    Your review is really appreciated. I am glad you enjoyed it and took the time to review it.
Comment from mamamary


I see why you won the contest! A lot of people saturate the frame with green. This is so much more impacting. To see the contrast between the two colors makes the green jump off the page and hit you in the face.

 Comment Written 21-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 21-Apr-2019
    Thank you so much. It takes me forever to figure out what I should do so your review is really helpful. I have been doing a watercolor of Medusa still have a ways to go, but it demonstrated that struggle and uncertainty I go through. I'll be curious about the reviews I get when I do post. I really need these reviews. Thanks again Mary.
reply by mamamary on 22-Apr-2019
    You are so welcome!
Comment from Bruceiorio


Good composition.
Nice design elements created in your artwork.
Good color and lighting.
Good nature image.Nice details and textures.
Nice use of negative space.


 Comment Written 21-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 21-Apr-2019
    Hi, I really appreciate your review. Thanks so much for taking the time to review my work.
Comment from Artistic Chick


I saw this in the contest voting booth. I thought it was a photo. So realistic. I like that you even included some blue toes and some shadow. By painting him on white then he stands out as he probably wouldn't in the wild. Really great job.

 Comment Written 21-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 21-Apr-2019
    Thanks so much for your review. I am most appreciative of your wonderful comments.
Comment from Regina E.H-Ariel


You have created a painting with reality effect - unusual perspective - I love the diagonal placement as it shows beautifully his body shape - perfect color application and technical skills for fine details - a well framed and composed painting with a perfect calm background to let the little green guy stand out in perfection , well done, congratulations on the winner price

 Comment Written 21-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 21-Apr-2019
    Hi there Regina. Thank you for the wonderful review. Amazing how different all of art work is, don't you think? I really marvel sometimes at what unique creatures we are. Anyway, thanks a million!
reply by Regina E.H-Ariel on 21-Apr-2019
    you are so right - I agree fully - always a pleasure
Comment from Linda Bickston


Congratulations on your win. This is truly unique and excellent. The colors you have used are brilliant. The shadowing adds a depth that is 3d. I love this wonderful work of art.

 Comment Written 19-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 19-Apr-2019
    Thanks a million for this wonderful review. Truly an honor when I think of your talent.
    I was thinking about your work today. I decided it doesn't take a professional to recognize inspired work.