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: First Oil Painting

Michael Graves
12-27-2011, 10:10 PM
This is my first oil endeavor. The joker portrait.

12-29-2011, 06:48 AM
I think its a success! You should do more. Really well done.

Michael Graves
12-29-2011, 08:10 AM
Thanks! I'm actually working on my second one now. Hopefully Ill be able to post it tonight. Oil dries so slow! I'm used to that Acrylic, but I love the richness and vibrance of oil, and its easier to blend colors.

John smith0341
06-01-2012, 02:13 AM
You have to work hard more this is beginning you have to learn more then you will see the improvements in your work by your self.

11-10-2012, 12:46 PM
Why soooo serious?!!

That's awesome man, how long did it take you?

Michael Graves
11-12-2012, 11:42 AM
well its gone through many changes since I first painted it. I believe this was the first, if you click on my page it looks totally different now, lol. But it usually takes around 4 hours on average when I paint but thats just the first stage. The longer the painting stays in my possession the more I enhance it til either its sold or im personally satisfied. Thanks for the compliment!

Michael Graves
11-12-2012, 11:46 AM
This is the latest painting, thanks again!

11-12-2012, 12:14 PM
Michael your style of painting is just simply complex, I love the movement that each of your pieces is what comes to mind. The use of color you lay down is just know I'm a fan of yours.

Michael Graves
11-12-2012, 12:53 PM
Thanks so much George! im really a big fan of your work as well! I really respect and honor your comments. My style is definitely against everything I was taught in any art class, lol. I do believe I give my professors migrains at times. I just approach art as a freedom that I want to express not influenced by others who have done this before me, also I dont sketch anything(unless it stays in that medium)...I just dive right in. I dont apropriate the size and space of what im creating, I just let it create itself. I find the joy in exploring my own ways of achieving certain styles and techniques. Im just glad you guys can appreciate that. Doing this my way, I will always learn something new and hopefully I can produce some quality work in the process.

11-14-2012, 05:41 PM
wicked michael!
why ssso sssserioussss???:cool:

Michael Graves
11-14-2012, 06:00 PM
Thanks jeff! Lol

11-21-2012, 11:19 AM
This is the latest painting, thanks again!

Michael, I really like this one. Nice job, keep it up.

12-03-2012, 04:15 PM
hey Micheal...nice painting you did. I am also an artist and I frequently update my work on the Fb page here:

You can join it if your interested. Also, let me know if you have similar source where we can follow your art!
Continue the good work!

- Cheers

Stefan X
12-05-2012, 02:42 AM
wicked Joker Painting mate. much kudos to you!

Michael Graves
12-06-2012, 09:00 AM
Wow thank you all so much! He started off rough but now he's such a handsome Joker. Pun intended, lol.

01-18-2013, 08:23 AM
Well done, Graves. it looks good. work more, you can produce more amazing paintings (

Michael Graves
01-18-2013, 08:40 AM
Thanks! Love the website!

Michael Graves
01-18-2013, 08:46 AM
GravesMy work is on fb under Michael L. Graves. Add me as a friend and ill add you guys to the art vroups ive joined. Lets share our talent with the world!