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Desert Oil by deviantmike423 Desert Oil by deviantmike423
I had some old stretcher bars laying around then I found some old raw canvas soooooo,,,,,I stretched this myself, gesso-ed it twice and it took two days.
Oil on canvas 12X16"
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minimeany Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
I featured art work in my journal [link] Have a look! :clap:
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deviantmike423 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
I'm honored:bow:
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MrBlack-n-White Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
The canvas has a nice rough texture too it.
Great job on the coloring, I really love the way you use blues and yellows for the rock structures. Few people understand that there's all sorts of colors in desert and rock scenery.
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deviantmike423 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
I agree....thanks for the compliment.
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mearessa Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010   Digital Artist
Lovely! :aww:
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deviantmike423 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
:thanks:
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mearessa Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010   Digital Artist
:hug:
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LG-Young Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
Very brave of you to stretch it yourself. :D I really like the values in this, esp. how it focuses one's attention towards the center, then gently leads off to the lower right.
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deviantmike423 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
Thank-you very much. Glad you like it.
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staatsf Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
very nice Mike
I like the story too
Staats
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deviantmike423 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
Thank-you for the :+fav: Staats!!
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Life-For-Sale Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow wonderful, great colors!
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GuitarWars Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
great work Mike
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Very beautifully done ! :clap:
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ZeynowaR Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
:heart:
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Linden-Oak Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured [link] :iconcheerplz:
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Pluto52 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent work my dear friend,congratulations...
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deviantmike423 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Thank you very very much my friend.
:bow:
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Pluto52 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
welcome my dear friend...=D
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
Gorgeous!
I like the composition and the way you used the light in this.
It's another great piece of work from you once again! :clap:
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deviantmike423 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
Thanks so much Daniel...very much!
:bow:
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
You are very welcome! :wave:
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Aphroditeart Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
Beautiful piece. Makes me want to be sitting somewhere liek that right now and having some quiet time.
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deviantmike423 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
and some port! :lmao:
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Aphroditeart Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
LOL! My reputation for port gets everywhere....
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deviantmike423 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
:iconwineplz:
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Aphroditeart Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
LOL! Cheers!

I'd have replied sooner but I was otehrwise engaged drinking the port you gave me.... ;)
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deviantmike423 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
:drunk:
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SuburbanAngst Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
So beautiful. You ever been out to Devil's Punchbowl? There's some amazing rock scenery there for inspiration. BTW, I'm teaching myself oils and having a bit of fun. Any advice would be helpful.
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deviantmike423 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
I've heard of Devil's Punchbowl......never been there tho.
Great great great that you are oil painting!!....can't wait to see your endeavors!
Any advice I could give you?.......hmmmmm....well if you are already having fun, maybe YOU could throw some advice my way :lmao:....seriously tho, patience is definitely key. I tend to work on multiple oil paintings at once, each in it's separate state of drying, so that when I put down one to dry, there can be another one to immediately resume work on that is in a stage that has already dried. In other words stagger the pieces you work on. That's the best advice I can give right now. Oh....stretching your own canvases is a good idea too. It's cheaper for one, and it also lets you create custom size canvasses for what ever ideas you may have. All you need is gesso, raw canvas, stretcher bars and tacks. Multiple coats of gesso will give the canvas a smoother surface with each layer you apply, and the smoother you get the surface the more varied the end result will be.
Linen is also a great fabric to use in place of canvas to by the way.
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SuburbanAngst Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
Thanks, Mike. I like the idea of staggering multiple pieces. I can see that you can only add so much before you have to stop until the next session. Give feedback on my new oil WIP if you have time. Thank you again for the advice. xoxo
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deviantmike423 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
I just took a peek at it.
I left a comment on it's awesomeness too.
Now I'll get back to stomping the daylights out of my WIP oil portrait.
Really nice portrait Melinda.
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SuburbanAngst Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
no no no! Keep trying, you seem to pull off amazing artwork without effort. Now I know better, lol. Either way, you're an inspiration. xoxo
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deviantmike423 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Thats one of the nicest things anyone has ever said to me.
Thank-you very very much.
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SuburbanAngst Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
:D :hug: :heart: you're welcome!
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KYLE-CHANEY Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
WONDERFUL MIKE!
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deviantmike423 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Thanks Kyle...and thanks for the :+fav: too !
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ZettiArt Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well done...The desert is a magical place with beautiful colors. You captured that :iconbigheartplz:
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pyrrhite Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
This is a beautiful picture, understated and tranquil.
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deviantmike423 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Why thank you!
:bow:
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Rhonda-Young Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! :heart:
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deviantmike423 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
:thanks:
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Sierramoon21 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I really love how you painted the rocks. :D

Awesome job!!
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deviantmike423 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Thank you very very much friend! :bow:
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Sierramoon21 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
You are so welcome! :D
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brunette-from-oz Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010   General Artist
I love this composition. I think I am going to start to work on a smaller scale.
At least you can fit yours in cars. Especially love the precision of the strokes.
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deviantmike423 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
You're FUNNY!!...thank you very much tho!!...
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brunette-from-oz Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010   General Artist
WHY am I FUNNY!
You have no idea how hard it is for me to beg for someone's truck or ute!
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deviantmike423 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
That's even FUNNIER!!...hahahahahah!!...just kidding. At least you have a demand for your work....must be the Mimi's love you and have blessed your brushes!
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brunette-from-oz Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010   General Artist
:-)
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