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Still life, landscape and flower prints never seen before.
August 19, 2020
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Here's your latest edition of Easy Oils Blast! A blast of new information, paintings and demonstrations in oil painting.
Recently I've continued to build my print portfolio. As these are a more inexpensive method in owning art and a great was to start a collection. delmusphelps.com/print collections
Its been a long hot summer here in Virginia, and we've been able to travel a bit in spite of Covid. My old 2002 Ford Excursion finally broke down hard. Luckily, we weren't moving when it occurred. We were visiting family and had just pulled up. Was going to turn vehicle around when she just wouldn't start. A few tests later, we figured a fuel pump bad. Tow truck arrived, was allowed to operate the winch, and off to the dealer for some TLC. $1700 and 3 days later, back on the road again. Man, I had no idea how much parts for an old vehicle cost these days, nor how much labor it cost to drop a fuel tank to get to the fuel pump.
Heck, I remember buying a whole engine for $600 ($100 per cylinder) and getting the local garage to drop it in the ford explorer for another $600. And that 1996 Explorer is still running today!
I guess I'm becoming that crotchety old guy that lives in yesteryear.
And yes, I apologized to the poor technician that first called me with the quote. We were at a zoo with family, and well, some of the things I said was making nearby Mom's cover their children's ears, and the animals were running for the other side of the paddocks. Not one of my finer moments.
Anyway, thought I'd let you know again, we are safe so far from this virus (Thank God) and hope you are also. Still painting up a storm, and trying to get a new eBook together on painting large florals! Let me know if you are interested. I may send out a few for free to get some marketing feedback.
More of a direct painting method, and lots of fun, till my shoulder let me know I was over extending my welcome.
Follow me on INSTAGRAM "@delmus_phelps_fine_art" to see some of those pictures as I work.Sorry for all the underscores. I'm a baby boomer, and once I set up the account, my kids reminded me of what a pain it is to add those underscores to find me. I then reminded them they hey, follow me, and you won't have to keep typing that mess in. I'll just appear in your feed.
They were impressed.
Who said you can't teach an ol dog new tricks?
This really is a great resource, as I find new techniques and other interesting art, I will post them to the Facebook Page. And of course, more of my hillbilly humor is thrown in for free!
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!
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!
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!
If you missed the 1st issue of the ezine, you can get it here, Ezine Back Issues.
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