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March 20, 2013

Table of Contents

* Impressionist Painters with Monet water lilies, haystacks, and how to paint like Monet.

* First Timer in oils with First Place Prize!

* Free Art Lessons

* Pencil Flower Drawing and Video

* Pinterest?

* Impressionistic Painting Workshops

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

Has it really been this long since I last wrote you? I hope to make that up to you. I have so much to tell you about that has happened on the site, some interesting articles, and great news! So lets get started.

Impressionist Painters and How to paint like Monet!

A recent trip to the National Gallery in Washington D.C. inspired me to include a section of the site to Impressionism. Here, we talk about a bit of the history behind this genre of art, and how it got its start.

We then go into some great detail on Monet and his Water Lilies and his famous Haystacks!

We then end the portion on Monet impressionism, how to paint like Monet! You'll find a delightful video of Monet actually painting, and how he created his works with close ups of the actual brush strokes!

First Timer with a First Place Prize!

Our next topic is so exciting for me to pass on to you. If you've been through the site, you'll see so many examples of folks that have just started painting, and the work they share with us is simply amazing!

Here's a story where one brave soul took the next step and submitted that first work into a competition, and it brought some fantastic results. See the article here "Still life using the Flemish Method"

Still Life Bowl

If you agree that this is a winning example of still life painting, why not let Lori know and add your comments on the page, or even better, click on the Pin It button below the photo and share this with your friends!

Thanks again Lori for allowing me to publish this wonderful news for you!

Free art lessons!

This page was inspired by "America's top 40", well, kinda.

You see, this was an old page that had a few lessons on it, and I had deleted it. People, however, kept coming back to it time after time, so, I rewrote it to make it more streamlined, and now it has become the

"Top 10 Free Art Lessons"!

Besides the main lessons, these have consistently shown a strong interest from folks that visit the site. So to make it easier to find these, I've lumped them into a single, easy to digest package of a single page. Click the link or image to get there.

houseboat river painting

Pencil Flower Drawing and Video

Now I'm getting sweaty palms! Making this little video was scary!

After several pots of coffee, I was ready. Check out the article here on how to create a wonderful flower drawing using some really neat tools. The Video is on that page too. If you like it, click the thumbs-up icon in the upper right hand corner to let YouTube know its a great video!

pencil flower drawing

Check out too, the article that shows you a tool that I used in setting this drawing up. It's really a cool tool!

pencil drawing guide

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!

Impressionistic Painting Instruction

Something that I want to point out. While my site include techniques used in creating oil paintings, when I find good instruction on a particular subject, I like to pass that along too! Since I've been talking some about impressionistic painting, Richard Robinson has several workshops on the subject that cover it much better than I when it comes to teaching the style. Check these out when you get time.

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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