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November 28, 2012

Table of Contents

* Eggs Posed, a cute name, but hard to implement on canvas

* So many petals, so little time.

* A new look and feel.

* Pinterest, you've heard the buzz right?

* My fellow artist and a great deal.

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

Here are the new demonstrations I told you about. 2 new paintings with some great tips on how to paint things that are well, quite simple but really hard to get just right, and then one that is well, complex as all get out, but simple when you take it step by step.

Confused? Don't be, it's just the turkey hangover you are suffering from. This is hoping you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving as we do have so much to be thankful for!

On another sadder note.

My heart goes out to those effected by the recent storm "Sandy" on the east coast of the US. Here in Virginia, there was damage, but nothing like what is further north.

A salute to the brave men and women that are still helping in cleanup efforts and restoration of utilities in that part of the country. Unless you've gone without power for several days, you can't appreciate what that all means unless you've gone through it yourself.

Eggs Posed

Here's a demonstration that was done for my local art club. One of the things that always amazes me is the results you can achieve as a beginner, with oil paints.

Form of an object is so important when you're trying to depict something in a realistic manner. Round forms are some of the most difficult to achieve. Getting that gradual change in tone from dark to light can befuddle even the most skilled of artists.

Click here to see the lesson.

Chrysanthemum Starburst, so many petals.

This can be so intimidating when you first look at it. Follow these steps and break this image down to more manageable sections, and you'll have a wonderful work of art when you're done.

Click on either image to get to the art lesson on flower painting and painting petals.

Or click here to go to the beginning of the lesson

A new look and feel

On my demonstrations and oil painting tips page, I've added some neat features to make it easier to find what your looking for.

Before each demonstration, especially for the older demonstrations and to make room for the newer ones that come off the easel, I'll include a small picture of the actual painting being demonstrated.

Should have done this along time ago.

Click here to see the new format.

Pinterest, whats that?

You will find throughout the site a new button. They will look similar to one of these below:

Follow Me on Pinterest

What are they all about? This is a social media site similar to facebook, or tweeter, but it's based on images only. This is an artist's dream! Soooo many pictures, but not enough time to see them all.

The buttons above send you to my page, but once your registered, you'll have your own page to set up and start collecting your favorite images!

If you really like a painting or image found on the site (Easy Oil Techniques), feel free to push that little button underneath the image!

It will post the image to the Pinterest site. You do need to go through a simple registration process, but you will not be disappointed. The pictures available are simple amazing and will truly get your creative juices flowing with ideas for your next painting project!

A very special Christmas Offer.

You know, there are a great deal of online art instructional sites out in cyber space. As time goes on, more and more will make there presence known. Some are great sites, some are, well, you've seen them. More ads than instruction.(Hopefully my own site doesn't fall into that category). It's a hard balancing act.

Put out great information, but also pay the bills.

When you do find a great site, stick with it and watch it grow.

I've done that with Richards site and workshops.

Man, does he have a great a number of excellent workshops. These have been featured in some very hi end international art magazines.

He's running a great Christmas special on them right now! Click below and do check out what he has to offer.

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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