Reviews from

Guilty Pleasure

24x30 inch acrylic on canvas

25 total reviews 
Comment from AHRowell


Presentation and visual impact are very bold, dramatic and vivid. Love her expression! Priceless! Contrast, shading and highlighting are beautifully rendered. Love the brush stokes in her hair. And those eye! Wow! Storytelling is fantastic and fun! What a great piece. Thanks for sharing. We all have those guilty pleasures. Lol

 Comment Written 13-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 22-Feb-2018
    Thanks for the great review and the support. I'm glad you liked it.
Comment from alaskapat


This is fabulous! Incredible work, her hair with the bright green wrap, her red hair pulled back away from her face, the beads around her neck, so much detail, beautiful colors the expression on her face is perfect the title is perfect too! Go ahead, enjoy that ice cream! I'm very impressed! You are very talented! This was a pleasure to view!

 Comment Written 13-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 22-Feb-2018
    Thanks for the great review and the support. I'm glad you liked it.
Comment from Melyuki


Hi Karen thanks for sharing that hilarious story attached to this stunning artwork created by your talented self. The mind boggles at those ' guilty pleasures'.... Wonderfully rendered in its vivid and truly striking array of colours. They draw on that guilt emotion well in their own bold way. Your lady is outstanding with her very well defined features. Those eyes, which are staring right at me have something to say. Love the dark tones around her eyes and the shape of her eye brows.. Gives the eyes that added pop in the painting and a slight feeling of underlying mischief... The shading on her forehead and cheeks, jawline adds to the amazing structure of her face and accentuates the brow and the jaw line. Her rich reddish toned hair is striking as it lines the face and contrasts against the lighter tones.. The splash of green in her hair offers a refreshing hue to painting. Look how you have her mouth pursed around that ice cream, with its luscious pink tones of colour dripping down the cone which add to the appeal. She really looks like she is loving ever second slurping on her treat.. Love the green tones of necklaces emphasizing her nice neckline, and bluish apparel.. The green sleeve on the left provides a hint that she has company.. Love the striking brushwork used for the background. the colours are well blended making an excellent backdrop for the scene. Even the green earing has appeal. She has guilt written all over that awesome expression you have rendered into her face. A wonderful piece of artwork Karen and a true pleasure to review.. cheers mel

 Comment Written 12-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 22-Feb-2018
    Thanks for the great review and the support. I'm glad you liked it.
Comment from booklotto


Very strong guilty pleasure here, lol. Loud, vivid, eye candy colors, clean, clear and focused She is gorgeous in details. Love all that you have surrounded her with. BG is smart. Her ice cream cone is perfect. her glance is your glance to me. Love her hair and her eyes! Well done! Thanks for this creation of beauty!

 Comment Written 12-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 22-Feb-2018
    Thanks for the great review and the support. I'm glad you liked it.
reply by booklotto on 22-Feb-2018
Comment from Malmax


This is bright and colorful and a beautiful painting with a lovely title. I love your artist notes in this one, as many of
Our guilty pleasures are and should be rewards to be enjoyed. Eating ice icream is surely one of mine amongst many others. I really love the background in this one...so interesting and eye catching.
Great job with all the color.
Malmax

 Comment Written 12-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 22-Feb-2018
    Thanks for the great review and the support. I'm glad you liked it.
reply by Malmax on 22-Feb-2018
    My pleasure
Comment from delenaloyd


Amazing artwork, I love the eyes with the "what"? look. The pearls add a simplistic and elegant look. Beautiful collection of colors in the background. Very well done and thank you for sharing.

 Comment Written 12-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 22-Feb-2018
    Thanks for the great review and the support. I'm glad you liked it.
Comment from stringbean


Wow! Incredible use of brilliant colors. Guilty Pleasures your title....sells this piece. Nice is the expression and emotions on her face.....but it's those eyes that draw us into your image. The face, the eyes and your blending and shading is so beautifully done. A creative and talented art work. Thanks for sharing.

 Comment Written 12-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 22-Feb-2018
    Thanks for the great review and the support. I'm glad you liked it.
reply by stringbean on 23-Feb-2018
    You are more than welcome Karen!
    Mary Lynn
Comment from dalebraatz


A great story telling work of art, mine would be chocolate, love the details and depth and textures, and those eyes make meet guilty, a pleasure to look at, thank you for sharing, dale

 Comment Written 12-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 22-Feb-2018
    Thanks for the great review and the support. I'm glad you liked it.
Comment from Lisa M.


Excellent Composition! Great Contest Entry! Perfect Framing! Fabulous Color Choice and Details! This is Very Unique and Creative! Great Point of View! Wow! You did an Excellent job with this Composition! Thank you for Sharing your Art and Best of Luck with the Contest ;)

 Comment Written 19-Sep-2017


reply by the author on 19-Sep-2017
    Lisa, thank you so much for the lovely review. I enjoyed reading it and it meant a lot that you took the time to do that. Thanks, Karen
reply by Lisa M. on 19-Sep-2017
    Anytime ;)
Comment from MKFlood


cute and colorful creation. the facial expression is excellent. the shading is great. the blend of color is awesome. the depth is great. the clarity is great. the image is balanced and eye appealing to the viewer. very creative and awesome work overall.

 Comment Written 18-Sep-2017


reply by the author on 18-Sep-2017
    Thank you for the great review.