Reviews from

Battle of Kings

Watercolor wash on cold press paper/slight crop

32 total reviews 
Comment from Susan F. M. T.


Christine,
A beautiful painting of the Brown Bear catching a Salmon holding it in it's jaws still flashing in it's attempt to escape it's death. Created by your artist's eye for composition very skilful brushwork beautiful choice blending & application of your colours in bringing this scene to life.
Susan

 Comment Written 15-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 15-Apr-2019
    Hi Susan, Thank you so much for your beautiful review. You have made my work that much more worth the effort. It's funny but I feel like art is like catching the right wave in surfing or something. There are just those moments that grab you. He did that for me.
Comment from Patti C


I really like this painting. You did show a nice representation of the bear and the fish and the scale between the two you did a good job on the Bear's eye. I like your representation of water splashes in the air. Your composition is also very nice. This is a very pleasing painting.

 Comment Written 15-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 15-Apr-2019
    Thank you so much Patti for taking the time to review my art with a care to detail. I am glad you enjoyed it.
reply by Patti C on 15-Apr-2019
    You?re very welcome
Comment from blujdrawings


Good detail here, lovely expression on both subjects here, colours work nicely and layering sublime. I do however think the background is a touch too plain personally. However this is a strong quality piece

 Comment Written 15-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 15-Apr-2019
    Thank you bluj, sometimes I ask myself if I should or shouldn't put more in the background. I appreciate your honesty here. I still am not sure.
Comment from Brady Nielson


I like this one Christine. The detail on the bear is great, the fur looks really detailed Alot with its shading. The fish looks really good too. Also congrats on winning the color green art contest! I knew you had a really good chance at winning when I saw that little green man!

 Comment Written 15-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 15-Apr-2019
    Brady thanks so much for the positive review of my bear and the comments about my gecko.
Comment from seshadri_sreenivasan


This is a very well rendered watercolour painting! shot. The light and shadow efffect is good. The colours are natural. Overall it has been composed well with a simple background adding to the interest of the main subject .Good luck!

 Comment Written 15-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 15-Apr-2019
    Thanks so much Seshadri. I appreciate your positive review and thanks for the luck.
Comment from Artistic Chick


What a fantastic painting. I thought it was a photo taken with incredible timing. The only thing that throws me off is this bear's eye color. But it does make him look incredibly focused on task at hand. Super good painting with a lot of great realistic detail. Great job.

 Comment Written 15-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 15-Apr-2019
    Hi, and you have made my day!!. I really appreciate the 6 star review.
reply by Artistic Chick on 15-Apr-2019
    you're welcome
Comment from iPhone7


Such an excellent work of art. The details in the fur add such realism. Those eyes...those piercing, concentrating eyes add such a nice touch of Drama to the scene, making the fish seem all the more helpless where resistance is futile. Superb work Christine ~ Steve

 Comment Written 15-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 15-Apr-2019
    I can't tell you how much I appreciate your review. It is really what I hoped would be seen. The bears are always on the lookout for who might be their to challenge them for their catch. It was the only thing we saw the bears fight over. And fight they do. Not love, not territory. Just the salmon!
Comment from Kelly Grant


This is a beautiful piece and a great entry for this contest! Great lines and definition! Nice composition! This is definitely a pleasure to view! Thank you so much for sharing and good luck in the contest!

 Comment Written 14-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 15-Apr-2019
    Thank you so much Kelly for you wonderful review. He is one of my favorite pieces of art. I am glad you enjoyed it!
reply by Kelly Grant on 15-Apr-2019
    You are very welcome!
Comment from David Ruhl


Wow Christine! Your art is stunning but I'm equally impressed by your story. Fishing for salmon alongside bears? What an adventure. I really like all the detail you put into the bear's fur and face, and also the salmon. Great job!

Dave

 Comment Written 14-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 15-Apr-2019
    Thanks so much Dave for your wonderful review. So appreciated. I hope I didn't misspeak. We went fishing just before our bear trekking. Off a boat! The bears fight all the time over fish. Fight hard. It would be suicide to fish with them. They do get very close 6-10 feet.
reply by David Ruhl on 15-Apr-2019
    Boat or no boat that's still REALLY close!
Comment from Bruceiorio


Very nice colored artwork.
Excellent artistic technique.
Great naturalist style.
Excellent coloring and shading.
Nice details and textures.
Well crafted story telling image.

 Comment Written 14-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 15-Apr-2019
    Thanks so much for the lovely review. Much appreciated.