Here are several examples of oil paintings I have created using this technique. Click on them to get a larger view.
Hanging Grapes, an example of this painting is used in the new bonus material section of the E-book.
White Rose with dew drops oil painting.
Blushing Pears oil painting.
Baby Blue Hydrangea oil painting.
Grapes with Plums oil painting.
Royal Purple Hydrangea oil painting.
So why include pictures of my own paintings? So you can get a deeper understanding of the style and realism that can be achieved using this method of painting. When I see online lessons offered by others, some are terrific, and well, some are terrible. Look at the teachers paintings closely. Would you want to emulate that style or feel into your own paintings?
This is a time honored approach, and it gives you the freedom to paint a vast array of subject matter, and get as detailed as you wish.
Read below to find out more!
3rd edition is now available!
I'm so excited about this new edition.
With this 3rd edition, I've
included a linkable Table of content. This makes it soooo easy to move around the eBook by just clicking the Chapter Link.
Also the photography has been sharpened and not compressed so greatly as to effect quality.
In the appendix, I also include an
entire chapter for the beginner on how to manipulate the paint to create hard and soft (out of focus) edges,
so important in painting realism. There are 2 example paintings used for this.
It's been a long time coming, but the book feels so much fresher for it!
I've also included some just released information on the importance of hard and soft edges using my latest painting as an example!
Hi, my name is Delmus Phelps. I've been painting for over 35 years, (my first commissioned sale was in 1974!) and along the way, I've learned a great many things that I would like to pass along to you!
Allow me to qualify a statement I made earlier in believing this is one of the most effective oil painting methods ever developed. I've tried most of them on the market today, and I keep coming back to these simple truths. And I've been painting most of my adult life! The final clincher for me though, is in the galleries! I explain further down the page, so.....
From Susan in Maine:
"When I viewed the paintings on the "A Real Art Lesson" ebook cd tears came to my eyes. The work is stunning and truly inspires me to paint again."From Deborah in Oklahoma:
"Thanks Delmus your e-book is great, I see things I've been doing wrong already."
The first is "Mit Trinken" a vase with grapes still-life.
The 2nd demonstration is "Grapes with Pears" still-life.
Don't have a computer in your art studio? No problem! With the hi quality PDF format, you can print out this manual and view these great instructions/photo's from anywhere! (Every e-book I've ever owned, I've done this to. I read better from a hardcopy book for some reason)
Alot of folks would say, "it's impossible to learn to paint like this without years of instruction." I beg to differ. It's the PROCESS that makes it soooo simple. If you are not satisfied in any way with the instruction, just drop me a line, I have an unconditional money-back guarantee!
A beginning artist? I have a whole section on brushwork just for you. How to make soft transitions you see in watercolor work, how to make hard and soft edges, (and why they are important).
Give it a try risk free! I know you'll be satisfied with the instruction, and you will learn tools that will give you a Lifetime of artistic freedom and joy!
You will need Acrobat Adobe Reader to view this e-book. (Most all e-books are now in this format and most computers already have the program to read them, but just in case, I include links on the download page for you to get your copy.)
From Carol in Virginia
All I can say is THANK YOU! I am not a formal artist, but have always loved art and want to learn to paint. You are so clear in your presentations, all my questions that I have never understood, are answered now.
You have given me inspiration...I will get started, and am anxious to start another picture using your stages as described in your book.
This is the best $MONEY$ I've ever spent!
"32 years ago I had just given birth to my 5th child. A month early, she weighed 11 pounds, 14 1/2 ounces, breech. I was so jazzed I walked the halls all night. The nurses kept trying to get me to go lie down but I was supercharged. and oddly, it was not the birthing of a baby, it was the birthing of an idea. The calendar over the nurses station was a photo of Picasso Blue Period, where he drew/painted a lady on a piece of masonite or paper bag. I "saw" that for the first time. I'd already had a semester with Siegfried Hahn, and I knew sharp focus was the way I wanted to work. I also knew the Old Masters way was the vehicle. I could never find the "notes" to back me up. I started back to college when my 9th child started first grade. I was 48 years old. Four years to get my BAFA. And now I have this lesson that will help me do it "my way" finally. I wish I had this ebook lesson back in 2000 to show my professors that I did know there was a process that they refused to teach me. FINALLY! My thanks. "
The first is an e-book on DRAWING & ANATOMY By Victor Perard. The hard cover volumn for this book sells for up to $88 on Amazon, but for a limited time, you can get this PDF version downloaded to your computer for free!
Let me tell you alittle about this bonus. Are you interested, truly interested in improving your drawing skills, and drawing of the human anatomy? This book is over 165 pages of skeleton, skulls (too cool for the tattoo artist) muscle, human motion, etc. Here's just a small picture from what you will find in it!
Impressed? I was, and to find it was a real treat. I thought, wow, what a great bonus gift, so here it is. Included with your purchase of "A Real Art Lesson"
"Composition" A Series of exercises in Art Structure for the use of students and teachers by: Arthur Wesley Dow
Here's an actual excerpt:
""Composition was chosen as a title because that word expresses the idea upon which the method here presented is founded the "putting together" of lines, masses and colors to make a harmony.Design, understood in its broad sense, is a better word, but popular usage has restricted it to decoration. Composition, building up of harmony, is the fundamental process in all the fine arts. I hold that art should be approached through composition rather than through imitative drawing. The many different acts and processes combined in a work of art may be attacked and mastered one by one, and thereby a power gained to handle them unconsciously when they must be used together. If a few elements can be united harmoniously, a step has been taken toward further creation.""
Fun with a Pencil by Andrew Loomie.
This e-book has been out there in various places, but is hard to come by.
Some of the younger crowd will really get into this one as it shows you in very basic steps on how to draw simple forms, to more complex forms, and finally, some serious fine art!
It start you off with the human head, then he moves you through the body, hands, clothing, simulated movement, and into perspective, light and shadow, and ending with this great example!
From Horst in Germany:
"Best book on the subject I've seen so far - many thanks!"
From Suzy in North Carolina:
EXCELLENT product...what a great art lesson for the money!!!
You've heard correctly! Mabry Mill, a famous Virginia landmark is now the subject of a new Landscape Demonstration EBook available through CLICKBANK also. Click on this link here to get all the fine details of what is available within this instructional book.
A section for beginners that describes in great detail exactly how to create that "out of focus" look. The "soft and hard" edges we painters always refer to in realistic work. The painting below is just a small example used in this new section of the E-book. I've been told this chapter alone is worth the value of the entire e-book! But I think it's just one of those "secrets" that need to be included in this entire process.
Some really closeup photo's and detail descriptions on how and why these concepts are important in realistic painting. So come on and join us! You'll learn so much!
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Astoundingly beautiful art, well written instructions. THANKS!
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I think however, that you get the picture with these.
It supports things on several levels, both in terms of the art instruction, but also the service people get from me personally when they have questions or problems with their order.
People simply love these lessons on how to paint using this method!