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Postby waydegordon » Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:19 am

HI! I'm new here so I'll introduce myself quickly. My name is Wayde, I'm 20 years old, I live in Maryland(USA), and I've never painted in my life until January ^^

I have 3 dogs, 5 cats, 13 chickens, 9 ducks, 2 hedgehogs and a goat :D

I can't paint still life, I'm strictly abstract and paint out of emotion.

Sooooo, I would like people to tell me what they like and don't like about my work before I try to start my own website =]

these r my 3 favorites, but i have about 30 in all (oh and I only like my big paintings, i fail at small badly!)
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Postby Singular » Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:45 am

Hi Wayde,

Welcome to ASC. Man, you weren't kidding. That first painting is huge. Out of the three, I definitely like the 2nd best. I think it is fantastic and had the most going for it. Because of the impressive size of the 1st painitng, I think you need to emphasize the contrasts a bit more so the shades do not blend together and become dull. I think the dark grays can be even darker and the light grays can be highlighted to almost white. The 3rd painitng is nice, but needs to be cleaned up. It is smaller in size, so it really needs to be crisp.

all the best,
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:50 pm

Hello Wayde,
When you say you had never painted in your life. I kinda raised my eye
ow.
I did'nt start doing artwork till I was 30 years old. That was 32 years ago.
I'll say somthing to you that I've said to a lot of young people.
There are two kinds of artist in this world. Those that do it because thier good at it. And try to make a lot of money as an artist.
And then their are those that are born with somthing inside them. And at sometime in thier life. They will discover the art that's been in thier heart all thier life. And they will do it weather thier good at it or not. And they will do it the rest of their life no matter what.
So with that I say to you. Nevermine what anybody thinks. If your one who thinks of fame and fortune. And you find things are not working for you.
You will give art up and move on to somthing else.
But if you are an artist at heart. You will do art work for the rest of your life. No matter what.
Perfection is what drives an artist.
The inability to achieve perfection is what creates a work of art.
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Postby waydegordon » Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:01 am

Thank you for the advice singular, I've defiantly been working on my blending and I'm still trying to get it down pact, I usually just end up making baby poo though ^_^

John, I'm not really seeking fame it's just that art is the only thing I've ever been decent at. I mean it's defiantly something I'd like to make a living off doing, but I'm a man of simple pleasure :) I paint nearly every night and love it. Of cores only when I can afford canvas haha. I wouldn't dream of comparing my works to famous artists, I am just looking for people to give me advice since I'm no longer in an art class, I don't have my teacher and other students telling me what they think =]
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:08 pm

Well Wayde, You'll come to the right place. Thier are some of the best painters I've seen anywhere on this site. And you won't fine nicer folks any where.
And now, I'll say a few words about your work. I really like it. Size, color and details are the things that build a good painting. I like the firgures you are doing. And I can see you'll had some good training. And ofcourse you have painting skills.
I think it would be a good idea at this point in your life. To try to draw and paint things that you think are hard for you. If you think it would be hard to paint a portriat. Then paint a portriat. It you think it would be hard to paint a landscape. Then paint a landscape. If you think it would be hard to paint a seascape. Then paint a seascape. Painting is like anything else.
The more you push your bounties. The wider those bounties become.
I hope to see more of your work.
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The inability to achieve perfection is what creates a work of art.
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Postby Stephen A. Breden » Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:12 am

Hi Wayde, I agree with John! If its what you love, push your limits! I've been an artist my whole life, and went through many changes, charcoal, oils, ceramics, you name it. My hands a shot now, and just over five years ago I tried Chainsaw Carving, and loved it. I too, posted some of my work to see
what the art world thinks, because I wanted views of my peers, not loved ones. Just remember the only limits are the ones we set on ourselves. I like your work, Keep Creating!!! Stephen A. Breden
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your art

Postby kellikat22 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:41 pm

your stuff rocks,you have amazing talent.i too do abstract and what ever i feel at the time. you should start a web site. awesome work. :D

p.s. i work with spray paint and stencils as well. if you havent tried it you should. check out "spraypaint art" on you tube, watch a few videos and if it interest you, try it. art is art in any form. good luck man and paint on.
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Postby waydegordon » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:01 pm

johnwalkeasy wrote:Well Wayde, You'll come to the right place. Thier are some of the best painters I've seen anywhere on this site. And you won't fine nicer folks any where.
And now, I'll say a few words about your work. I really like it. Size, color and details are the things that build a good painting. I like the firgures you are doing. And I can see you'll had some good training. And ofcourse you have painting skills.
I think it would be a good idea at this point in your life. To try to draw and paint things that you think are hard for you. If you think it would be hard to paint a portriat. Then paint a portriat. It you think it would be hard to paint a landscape. Then paint a landscape. If you think it would be hard to paint a seascape. Then paint a seascape. Painting is like anything else.
The more you push your bounties. The wider those bounties become.
I hope to see more of your work.


=] Thank you but I've actually had zero training haha. I've taken 1 art class since middle school and I don't even remember that one, I thought I would hate art and resented that I had to paint when I started last semester but I fell in love with it.

My teacher didn't train us, mostly because it was a rough year. We had 2 weeks off because of the snow, and she had to leave shortly after spring
eak because of surgery on her dominate hand. She was more inspirational than anything else, and she always said "Just go with it" instead of telling us what to do. The only addignment she told us what to paint was still life, and even then she said "it doesn't have to be still life, just get your idea from it and go from there". But I guess that was her training, since in every painting I find myself saying "who said it needs to be this way?".

When it comes to size, she said "bigger is better" and we did have an assignment from our substitute that was to do someone els's work, so I did a starry night(I'll post it).

I started by painting portraits but I hated them, they were good as first attempts but the detail and depth needed isn't something easily done with acrylic, because it dries so fast. I'd like to work with oils however...I get paint EVERYWHERE and all over my body(I paint above my work on the floor too) so I think the chemicals might have a bad effect on me in large amounts =]

I hope I do well with selling my art though, my teacher keeps saying I'm going to be famous and stuff like "yay this is my student" and I'm like o.0 okay?" cuz there are plenty of painters that were in my class that I think are WAY better than me.

The last one is a landscape thing I did, it's not very good but I think the idea is okay.
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Postby waydegordon » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:19 pm

Stephen A. Breden wrote:Hi Wayde, I agree with John! If its what you love, push your limits! I've been an artist my whole life, and went through many changes, charcoal, oils, ceramics, you name it. My hands a shot now, and just over five years ago I tried Chainsaw Carving, and loved it. I too, posted some of my work to see
what the art world thinks, because I wanted views of my peers, not loved ones. Just remember the only limits are the ones we set on ourselves. I like your work, Keep Creating!!! Stephen A. Breden


=] Thank you, I pushed my limits too much last night actually v.v im so sore from painting, because I haven't done a large work in a while but I'm SOOOO happy I did :D I will post it on the site once it's finished
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Re: your art

Postby waydegordon » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:24 pm

kellikat22 wrote:your stuff rocks,you have amazing talent.i too do abstract and what ever i feel at the time. you should start a web site. awesome work. :D

p.s. i work with spray paint and stencils as well. if you havent tried it you should. check out "spraypaint art" on you tube, watch a few videos and if it interest you, try it. art is art in any form. good luck man and paint on.



Once the semester starts and I get my student loan, the first thing I am doing is buying 500$ worth of canvas and starting a website ^_^

I've watched some videos of it and have seen it in galleries, it's really good and cool but I can't stand the smell, and my wrists were made for a paint
ush =] the sensation of freedom I get from swirling my heart onto a canvas is intoxicating ^_^ spray paint would make me intoxicated in another way haha.
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