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Wes Hyde
04-12-2003, 01:54 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/04-12-2003/12282_badlands.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/04-12-2003/12282_badlandsdetail.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Badlands
Year Created: 2003
Medium: Oil
Surface: Board
Dimension: 23 x 7 in
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
Just thought I'd try something a little different. It was fun.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
yes

Wes Hyde
04-12-2003, 03:31 PM
Added a little to the boat...

artbabe21
04-12-2003, 03:36 PM
This is a wonderful piece Wes......colors are exciting! There's no stopping you!

Paintonbrush
04-12-2003, 05:53 PM
wahoooooo....thats what I'm talking about...!! love this

coulter
04-12-2003, 07:15 PM
Beautiful Wes! Looks like you're having fun with texturing your gesso?

Mark

Ceu
04-13-2003, 04:33 PM
wow, love the colors and texture . great job:)

Sanne
04-13-2003, 06:20 PM
i think the colours and textures are wonderful it would be really good to see in real life and the detail on the boat look awesome

congratulations on such good work!

arourapope
04-13-2003, 07:03 PM
wow!!!! this is possibly my favorite of yours. It's hot and beautiful. Love the format. And the sunkissed boat.

Luzie
04-14-2003, 09:30 AM
Those colors are to die for and the format...pure genius!

Wes Hyde
04-14-2003, 12:00 PM
Thanks everyone. :)

Mark, this is the smoothest board I've ever worked on. I took special care to keep the gesso as untextured as possible. I was going to make this a fairly smooth painting, but I kept getting thicker and thicker, layering in all different colors, and finally started globbing paint on in areas, then spreding it, so there's actually a lot of texture to it now.

I found another frame down at Glaser's on the discount wall, and Scott gave me a board to cut down to size for it. I painted this from the left over scrap.

Here's the other piece of board with the start of the other painting:

Paintonbrush
04-14-2003, 03:51 PM
please share what kind of smooth board you are working on...
;-)

Wes Hyde
04-14-2003, 04:34 PM
Dianne, this is just gessoed masonite. I only meant I took care to keep texture out of the gesso surface. If you want ultra-smooth, use oil primed birch hardboard.

In the desert scene I started, I heavily textured the gesso, even drizzling globs of the stuff on and no sanding.

Wes

Helen Zapata
04-14-2003, 05:35 PM
I am LOVING these rich reds and browns you're working with lately, Wes!

Helen

Paintonbrush
04-14-2003, 05:41 PM
Thanks Wes//...our artbabe just started using duron and wondered if you were trying the same. Do you use white gesso? (sorry for the questions) and drizzle on globs? I ve read about using some sort of material that usually is used with potters material.

Wes Hyde
04-14-2003, 06:20 PM
Me, too, Helen. :)

Yeah, just regular old white gesso. I usually do four coats. If I want it smooth, I sand between each layer. For extra rough I just dribble and glob as I go, leaving each as is under the next layer. Great technical terms, eh? ;)

Wes

Wes Hyde
04-14-2003, 06:29 PM
The paint in this picture is very thin. All the texture is from gesso and the rough side of the masonite.