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August 20, 2012

Table of Contents

* Pick a Peck of Peppers, and paint them!

* Jewels from your contributions.

* Art Styles, impressionism.

* 2000 PLUS! What's it mean?

* Summer Sale coming to a close.

Here's your latest edition of Easy Oils Blast! A blast of new information, paintings and demonstrations in oil painting.

Some great news! We're closing in on 2000 members! Who would have known that this little site about oil painting would grow like this. I feel blessed that so many of you have contributed, and are joining in to create things of beauty!

My latest demonstration on Peppers.

A new demonstration on a colorful group of bell peppers. Capturing the intense color, and highly glossy pepper was a great blast and fun to do. Come see how we accomplish this intense a painting, and follow along as we talk about painting a peck of peppers!

Peppers Painting Demonstration

Jewels from your contributions.

Here are two wonderful examples of some great questions with answers that folks have added.

I know you've done this! You're at the art store, the gesso on the shelf looks so goood. You know that you need some, but, not sure which to purchase. You check price, wow, what a difference in brands. Then you look around, nobodies watching, so you open the expensive bottle look inside. You may even poke your finger in, and note the texture. Ummmm, thick and creamy. Then you check the much cheaper brand, and note that it seems to be runny.

What to do? Which to buy?

See my answer here: What's difference does the gesso make? and you can add what you have found on the subject.

On another topic, DUST, and what a pain it can be in your paintings.

Our member writes and wonders, "is my place the dustiest in the world?" "What can I do about it?"

Here's my thoughts on the subject Dust in Maui?

If you've got a great solution, help us out here!

Impressionist Painters, an Art Styles article.

On a recent trip to the Washington DC National Art Gallery, we lucked out as a large cache of Monet paintings, and others from the impressionistic movement were on display. Close observation, and lots of photo's inspired me!

I found my old book on Impressionistic Art, blew the dust off the cover, and started reading.

Wow! here's what I found on impressionist painters, and the movement that changed everything!

2000 PLUS! What's it mean?.

I just checked the rolls within the database, and it's official. We've crossed the 2000 members milestone! That's right, over 2000 folks follow Easy Oils Blast now. Be PROUD! We're growing!

This is an exclusive club! You can't get these emailed e-zines unless you sign up. Encourage your art club members to check us out. Show them some of YOUR WORK here on the site. If you're not familier with building websites and stuff, we make it easy here to show off some of your stuff! Just
click and see what others have painted!

Summer Sale coming to a close

Folks, school has started in most places, and well, summer is ending.

With that said, my web guru says, shut the summer sale down. It aien't a sale if it's on all the time.

OK, OK. If you've been on the fence, decide soon if you want to get a few gifts for your artistic friends and even yourself! Heck, whats wrong with Christmas in August!

Pick up a great

DVD instructional video

soon, before the prices go back up.

Facebook Like it please!

Don't forget the great addition to the site is the Facebook application!

If you're a Facebook Fan, then you'll appreciate this. You can "like" a page, and comment on it's contents so your Facebook friends can see what all the hub-bub is about, and where you spend your valuable hours learning on how to paint great things!

Spread the word! Click on the like buttons and give me your comments on the site! You don't even have to leave the site, it's all right there for your convenience.

And our readers love 'em!

I'm now on Twitter! I find that if you reply to me rather then direct message (DM), I'll be able to find you easier. I get so much spam these days, I rarely check my direct messages in twitter any longer.

You can follow me, and I'll follow you back, but do reply to me that you are following so's I can follow you back! just tweet an "@delmus" in your tweet box!

Follow me on Twitter

Well I hope the information was useful to you. Future ezines will be in a similar format, just different information.

Let me know what you think! Have I helped you in any way? Twitter me, or drop me an email. I would love to see some of your work!

Till next time!

This is Delmus Phelps wishing you a happy painting day!


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