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[New Stuff at Easy Oil Painting! Value, and what does it mean in painting]
March 31, 2011

Table of Contents

* Home Page updated

* Oil Painting lessons expanded

* Landscape section Plein Air article

* Jewels from the submissions section

* Flower Painting

* Cool Stuff

My tulips are bustin loose, and the daffodils. But along with that, the grass now looks like a university fertilizer experiment. It's gotten so high, the cat gets lost! Before I get out there and begin mowing the lawn, I thought I'd better drop you a line to tell you about the new things at Easy Oil Painting Techniques.

Home page update.

I've updated the home page a little in case you haven't checked it out lately. I include some comments on why I believe oil paint is one of the best materials available, even after hundreds of years of other products coming along. Do read up on it to help you in your materials decisions.

Home page

Oil Painting Lessons discussions

Here I talk about the main methods used in applying the paint to canvas. There are several methods and approaches, each with its pro's and con's. Learn about what we typically use today!

The approaches to applying oil paint to the canvas.

Plein Air Painting, what's it all about?

Plein Air painting has been around since the Impressionist first started to abandon their studios and get outside in the fresh air. What's all the excitement about? Read on to find out in Plein Air Painting, doing it in front of nature!

Jewels from the submissions section.

There have been some heart touching comments left in the section under "How do you know you are an artist" Go check them out! Its from the nav bar, "How to sell art". Or you can click the link below. I'm sure there are others out there that could really expand on this. Don't be shy, give us your thoughts. How do you really know you are an artist.

Flower Painting

I've expanded this section in a discussion about flower painting and arrangement. Early on in my career, I would have this great painting about completed when I would realize that something just didn't look right. I would opine (yea, I had to look it up too) away the hours of how great this painting was gonna be, but yet, it just didn't mesh. When this happens, it's 99% the composition out of tilt. So, don't get to far ahead of yourself with that flower painting, and check out how to start it off correctly the first time! Flower painting and arranging

My e-book.

If you haven't tried it already, don't get left behind. This truly is a bargain. I offer the e-book with bonus material here

But now for a short time, I'm offering just the e-book for folks that have a


That's a hand held reading device like the "Kindle", that allows purchases of books that can be read virtually anywhere! I don't think you will find a better bargain for this complete art lesson including all the photos! Kindle download offer

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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