Reviews from

Winter patrol Kodiak Alaska

My former ship leaving Kodiak Alaska

30 total reviews 
Comment from Life is but a dream.


What a multi faceted life you have lived John and now you can transfer your memories onto canvas for all to enjoy.

I need you to understand that if and when you enter contests you MUST present your work better. Have a look at some of the top ranked traditional artists and see how they upload their work. Presentation DOES matter. With this piece you need to crop down to the frame and crop up to eliminate anything that isn't your art. IF you are shooting your art, do so without flash, do this by a north window as the light is diffused and use a tripod or something solid.

You get full marks from me on this piece because of story and the execution is brilliant.

 Comment Written 14-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 17-Feb-2018
    Thank you very much for the compliments!

    John
Comment from jesuel


What a beautiful piece of art the color composition is great excellent depth I love how you have included perspective and the eagle a great touch fine work here

 Comment Written 13-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 17-Feb-2018
    Thank you very much for your input and compliments!

    John
Comment from CREZart


Very interesting and I like the overall art piece. I like all the visual interest factors you have included. I wish I could see the entirety of the picture. You have done a good job and thank you for serving.

 Comment Written 13-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 17-Feb-2018
    Thank you very much for your input!
    John
Comment from LyVan


Love the detail of the artwork. Has soul and spirit but sad to say has no life to grab the viewer. Need multiple colors (all colors of rainbow) scheme to brighten piece to life. Example: the sky, rocks and cliffs, mountains, eagles, water and waves, and the ship need colors from background to foreground. shadow to foreground.

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 Comment Written 13-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 17-Feb-2018
    Thank you for your input!
    John
Comment from AHRowell


Presentation and visual impact are impressive. Color harmony is very pleasing. Highlighting and shading are very well done. Nice details. Nice touch with the eagles!

 Comment Written 13-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 17-Feb-2018
    Thank you very much for your input!

    John
Comment from Neilnap773


Great piece and presented well with a really good composition.A great skill to be able to paint with such a good technique on wood and have only ever done this myself once and found it quite challenging. Well done

 Comment Written 12-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 12-Feb-2018
    Thank you very much for your input and comments!


    John

Comment from nature rules


Wow! Thank you for the notes explaining the timing and the creation of this work of art. Your shipmates must have been very impressed with your artistry! And so am I! This if full of stories...of the landscape, glaciers, the cold, the wildlife and the helicopter either from the ship or from neighboring ports. Thank you for sharing this! It is a pleasure to have you as a member here on FAR!

 Comment Written 11-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 12-Feb-2018
    Thank you very much for your compliments and input! I really appreciate it.

    John
reply by nature rules on 13-Feb-2018
    You are most welcome.. and thank YOU for sharing your art!
Comment from Pink Flutters


Congrats on your ribbon to be recognized. The boat is amazing with it's detail. Th colors are great and in accordance with naval theme. The eagles are excellent. Even the helicopter looks great.The foreground, however, is in the way and not as well defined for being in the foreground. You took on a huge composition for which I admire. I'll bet your next endeavor will be out of this world amazing.

 Comment Written 11-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 12-Feb-2018
    Thank you for your input and comments!

    John
Comment from Linda Bickston


So much captured in this marvelous painting. Eagles, rendered perfectly. Mountains in all their majesty. And this ship, sailing through the frame. Just a wonderful picture.

 Comment Written 11-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 12-Feb-2018
    Thank you very much for your comments and input!

    John

Comment from Mr Jones


it is a really good painting but not a very good photo of it. would nice to see the whole frame and then to see the real beauty of the piece. still you are a fantastic painter john.

 Comment Written 11-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 12-Feb-2018
    Thank you for your input.

    John