Reviews from

Pine Lake

16 x 20 inch, oil on canvas board

29 total reviews 
Comment from Esther Parr


This is obviously your niche, these beautiful atmospheric paintings! The sky is my favourite, it could be dusk or dawn and the colours are so vibrant even though it is not daylight. A place where you could just sit and appreciate.

 Comment Written 14-Apr-2020


reply by the author on 14-Apr-2020
    Esther, I don't have enough words to thank you for reviewing my inactive post and giving me the highest raiting! Thank you so very much!!!
Comment from Jodi Kay


Absolutely gorgeous Lucas! The details are perfect. With each look it just gets better and better. The birds the cabin the boat and water give us more and more to enjoy. My favorite is how you have the water placed, giving it excellent depth, curve and interest. Fantastic work. I love it!

 Comment Written 29-Mar-2020


reply by the author on 29-Mar-2020
    Thank you so very much Jodi for the absolutely gorgeous review! I appreciate everything!
Comment from Neilnap773


A beautiful landscape submission. Very Bob Ross style in your application of paint on the canvas particularly around the foliage and not so much the waters or clouds as that appears to be your own technique and is very effective.I am not so sure about the gulls in the foreground and I believe this piece would have been better without as they act as a distraction but generally a good piece

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 Comment Written 29-Mar-2020


reply by the author on 29-Mar-2020
    Thank you!
Comment from mamamary


Gorgeous!!! It looks like such a peaceful place to be. I wish I could be there now. The shading is beautifully done. I like that you take us so far into the painting using the lake as our guide. Your attention to detail is superb. I can't fine one thing wrong with this. How long does it take you to do a painting like this? Just curious.

 Comment Written 28-Mar-2020


reply by the author on 28-Mar-2020
    Thank you so very much for the highest raiting and compliments! It's a multi layer oil painting, it took about a month to create this one. I appreciate your friendly support!!!
Comment from Shadow catcher


A beautiful image,looks so serene and peaceful,no problem with 'social distancing' in this secluded location! Really good depth in this image,I like how the water leads us back into the scene to the solitary sailboat after we have first viewed the pair of gulls on the rock in the foreground. The cabin blends in well with the surrounding pines,and I love the sunlite clouds and the play of light upon the waters below. A lovely image to view and meditate upon!

 Comment Written 28-Mar-2020


reply by the author on 28-Mar-2020
    LeeAnn, thank you so much!!!
Comment from Freelo59


A lovely oil painting for sure! it is peaceful and serene. I love the sun in the corner and it's shine upon the stream and the birds on looking in. I almost missed the cabin but I guess it was in the shadows

 Comment Written 27-Mar-2020


reply by the author on 27-Mar-2020
    Thank you so much for the great review!
Comment from allanoak


My first impression of this image is how well it is balanced. I like the interplay of light and shadow. Ther is great depth with the seagulls in the foreground and the small sail boat as one moves into the scene.

My only suggestion is based on the "rule of odds: 3 and 5 are more visually interesting than 2 and 4. So the two green trees and two yellow trees might look a better if there were just three of one species, differing is just size or shading. But who am I too give advise?

Nice job, I enjoy your work!

 Comment Written 27-Mar-2020


reply by the author on 27-Mar-2020
    Allan, thank you so very much! I appreciate your highest rating and encouraging review! Thank you so much for your valuable suggestion. I didn't know that rule.
reply by allanoak on 27-Mar-2020
    If you Google "rule of odds" it is explained better than I could do.
    Also, do you based your work on "color theory for painters?". I have noticed you do a good job of it, aware or not. I have actually used your rainy day post as an example of interesting color theory patterns. Nice job.
Comment from W.Bailey


This is a very calm and serene piece. very relaxing for the time we are living in Very nice work.You have captured the calmness of nature with the colors.

 Comment Written 26-Mar-2020


reply by the author on 26-Mar-2020
    Thanks a lot! Stay healthy and safe!
Comment from Donna Ruiz


Ahhhhhhhh...your lovely work and words is like a peaceful breath of fresh air at a time that we all need it the most. A piece of art that can convey of feeling of peace and tranquility is truly a gift. Thank you Lucas.

 Comment Written 23-Mar-2020


reply by the author on 23-Mar-2020
    Lovely review! How can I thank you enough for the highest raiting and excellent review? Thanks a million times Donna!!!
Comment from alaskapat


Hi Lucas, thank you so much for sharing this beautiful scene and your wonderful, positive message. I also believe that we will recover and we will be stronger then ever! This is such a gorgeous scene, the two gulls in the foreground resting on the rock, four trees to the left look so pretty as they catch the light, they give depth to the scene as well as calling attention to the other beautiful trees on the left and again on the right growing on the rocky land that reaches into the water. I like that large rock further back on the right and the mountain that still has snow on its peaks. The sailboat with its white sails brings a touch of man and shows how we can enjoy a wonderful place like this being on the water. The sky is fantastic, I love the yellow light and the way it meets the grey clouds. I am so impressed by the masterful way you show the light and shadows in this scene, This is so peaceful to view, it's beautiful , my friend. Very well presented!

 Comment Written 21-Mar-2020


reply by the author on 21-Mar-2020
    Pat! Your wonderful feedback makes my day bright and happy! I appreciate every word of your encouraging reviews! Thank you so very much!
reply by alaskapat on 21-Mar-2020
    You are absolutely welcome! I hope your day stays Happy and Bright! Good luck to you in this contest too! 😀😀