Reviews from

Mr Cockerel 's Family

Colourful Cockerel and hens and chicks

14 total reviews 
Comment from helvi2

HI Brenda, This was a lot of fun to view! Love your colorful chickens and cute chicks. Nice placement of all the chickens. I think this shows that you don't have to have a lot to make an interesting image. Simple and sweet! I enjoyed! Good Luck in the Contest!

 Comment Written 14-Oct-2023

reply by the author on 15-Oct-2023
    Thank you so much Nancy for your complimentry review
Comment from Daphne Oberon

I haven't checked FAR for months, and what a delight t see this post!!! This is just beyond lovely. I love the coulours, the attitudes of the group including the golden chicks! I love it!!!!!!

 Comment Written 14-Oct-2023

reply by the author on 15-Oct-2023
    Thank you again for a great review and I also just stopped by recently. Been on big slow down . I do appreciate it so much. Tuesday 17th is Ecki s 1st Yr so hoping next year I am ready to move on
Comment from Susan F. M. T.

A beautiful & colourful watercolour painting of the strutting Cockerel showing off his colourful plumage, two hens & four newly hatched chicks & three red daisy like flowers. Created by your artist's eye for composition very skilful brushwork beautiful choice & application of your colours in bringing this scene to life on your canvas. Good luck in the contest.

 Comment Written 14-Oct-2023

reply by the author on 15-Oct-2023
    Thank you, Susan for a great review and very much appreciated of it.
Comment from Charlotte Morse

I like this watercolour very much indeed Brenda! You've drawn them all very well.
I love the dark rich tones you've achieved by using (I presume?) a fairly dry brush.
You've captured the typical chicken stances so well, and the chicks are adorable!
Very good luck in the contest!

 Comment Written 14-Oct-2023

reply by the author on 14-Oct-2023
    Thank you for your review and high marking. I did wet on wet within the shapes as a base together as a grounding then detailing layers on top. The brush was not so dry but well saturated in colour. I used a rigger for detailing ..
reply by Charlotte Morse on 17-Oct-2023
    You're very welcome, and thanks for explaining how it was all done!
Comment from Sean T Phelan

Did you know that they evolved from reptiles?
: )
Did you know that I really enjoy seeing Real (traditional ) artwork being posted here on FAR ?
Well,I do,Brenda,and I think this painting of your's is terrific!
'Good Show',my friend!

 Comment Written 14-Oct-2023

reply by the author on 14-Oct-2023
    I am not so surprised as they have reptilian type feet ... I am a fan of Real (trad art) too. I actually avoid reviews that aren't and I am not a dinosaur I embrace technology but with art it's not a level playing field. Great re iew thank you Sean
reply by Sean T Phelan on 14-Oct-2023
    I won't have anything to do with this 'digital art' or 'AI Generated' nonsense.I DRAW with my fingers using pencils and pens.I DON'T construct 'picrures' using fancy software progtams.
Comment from avmurray

This is for sure a colorful painting and you have pictured this Cockerel and his family so well. I especially like that you have kept the background neutral, because this makes them stand out so well.

I also like the boldness of the brush strokes, and it is amazing how well you have brought out fine textures since this is done in water colors. The colors are crisp and clear.

The format and framing is very good, and all the birds and the flowers are well placed on the canvas. I think this is a great looking and well done painting Brenda, and I wish you luck with the contest.

 Comment Written 13-Oct-2023

reply by the author on 15-Oct-2023
    Ann thank you so much for your in depth review very much appreciated
reply by avmurray on 15-Oct-2023
    You are more than welcome Brenda.
Comment from Jewell McChesney

Mr Cockerel and his family are a perfect part of your Nursery Collection. The colorful rendition of these Chickens full of personality, has been created very well. As always, I have enjoyed your artwork and skill! I can see in my minds eye, many ideas to add to this collection. Very nicely done! Love it!

 Comment Written 13-Oct-2023

reply by the author on 15-Oct-2023
    Thank you so much for your great review. And especially that high marking it made my day. I can tell you yes, I have ideas for the nursery I project but struggle to keep them simple
Comment from Maureen Woychyshyn

A very funny title which suits this piece perfectly. Your composition shades and tones are very well done and executed. I particularly love your little chicks.

 Comment Written 13-Oct-2023

reply by the author on 15-Oct-2023
    Thank you for your time to review and especially your comments very much appreciated
Comment from Ray Gordon

A part of your nursery collection, this is a wonderful painting depicting a family chickens. Very nicely done.I love the little peeps foraging for food. The colors are bright. I like this one a lot. Ray

 Comment Written 13-Oct-2023

reply by the author on 15-Oct-2023
    Thank you Ray for your comments so very much appreciated
reply by Ray Gordon on 15-Oct-2023
    Brenda, you are welcome. Ray
Comment from MKFlood

so cool and colorful! the facial expressions is great. the body forms and language is great. the depth is great. the details is great. the shading is great. the blend of the colors is awesome. the presentation is balanced and very eye appealing to the viewer. creative and awesome work overall.

 Comment Written 13-Oct-2023

reply by the author on 15-Oct-2023
    Thank you Mark for your support
reply by MKFlood on 15-Oct-2023
    i just posted a couple of ad posters here on FAR. they are for the upcoming contests "Christmas Photography" and "Christmas Art" that has cash prizes. attached with he posters are the ads for this contests that is streaming on many platforms. check it out and let me know what you think!