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7 step guide in naming your paintings.
May 07, 2014

Table of Contents

* 7 Step Ultimate Guide to name your painting.

* The brown under-painting, what's it for?

* A successful Rework of an older piece.

* So how do you critique your own work?

* Summer Sale is ON!

* Pinterest?, Facebook? Twitter? *

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

So lets get started with some really great information!

7 Step Ultimate Guide to name your painting.

This is a problem I've always struggled with, and this last work was no exception. What to call it?

What I wanted was a checklist. After some research, I found lots of information available, but not in a comprehensive form. Great ideas, but nothing that I thought covered all aspects of my work.

Check out this article on the 7 steps I used to name this painting.

The ultimate Title your painting Guide.

The brown under-painting, what's it for?

Some folks really don't understand and skip this part of the process. For those that have painted a long time, yes, it's something that can be left out. It speeds up your production in using some shortcuts.

For the rest of us, including me, I fall back on the brown under-layer for several reasons. It's a quick way to establish over all tone of the work, and I've found that using it can speed up the drying time of even the gray layer that's placed on top. Burnt Umber can dry really fast, over night usually.

Click here to get even more details on this important part of your painting tool box.

Rework an older painting? Why you may concider it.

Seems like when a painting sits, you re-look at it and decide, I can improve this.

As a perfectionist, I'm surprised I let any leave the studio. I am my own worst critic.

Here's a painting that I've used in the demonstration part of the site, Rainbow Niagara Rose Painting Demo

Then check out this latest version in my Online Gallery. I think you'll like the changes. Can you see all the differences?

The New Rainbow Niagara Rose

How to successfully critique your own work

So, you've completed a great piece of work, but your not sure something looks just right.

This article shows you a step by step process to Critique that painting and get the best out of your work before you hang your work on that wall or send it to the gallery.

How to Critique your work

This is a 2 part article! And I show you in the second part what major poo-poo I made with this painting. Can you see it in the picture? Only a florist would see the error. Check it out!

Summer Sale is ON!

Huge price reduction for that time of year when most are out in the garden planting new rose plants, or spending time on the lake fishing. At least that's what I'm doing if I'm not in the studio.

Anyway, my web guru says it's time to run the sale, so, if you've been undecided about picking up the e-Book or the DVD on the Flemish technique used to create these works, now is the time.

As you know if you've been on the site for a while, I only do this a very few times (twice usually) a year. It's just too much computer time for me. I'd rather be painting then changing price schemes and ads.

Pinterest fan base is amazing!

Don't get left behind. This is one of the fastest growing social media sites out there, and it's perfect for artists like you and me! 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!

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!

Also, in the upper right hand corner of most pages, you can find my Facebook page, and follow along activities that I post in-between ezine issues.

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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