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November 10, 2013

Table of Contents

* To Varnish or Not

* How to paint grapes

* Jewels from our readers

* Pinterest?, Facebook? Twitter?


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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!

To Varnish or Not to Varnish

In days of old, this was part of your training. In today's world, the line is a bit gray on this subject. Whether to varnish or not to varnish sent in by a reader on our "Frequently asked questions" page.

Click here to get the rest of the story and the many answers to this question. You may be surprised at the results.

How to paint grapes

One of the most complicated subjects to paint, a cluster of grapes. Come see how I handle this subject here How to paint grapes. It includes a great little video at the bottom of the article with some cool music. Feel free to comment and let me know if I missed anything.

Jewels from readers contributions.

I feel so blessed when folks take time to write, and include such great works and information or questions. Here's a few examples of just that.

Our first example is a derivative art work of a special Mona Lisa. I think you'll enjoy this painting too. Do rate and comment for our artists. "Smile", a Mona Lisa painting

Our next contribution was a great question that can befuddle the best of painters. I give a shot at answering it here with How to lay out your palette, cold/warm colors, left to right?

Another top question on the "Frequently asked questions" portion of the site invariably centers around color, color mixing.

Richard Robinson has such a strong course on the subject, but he also has some great still life workshops available. Please, check these out when you get time.

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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