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Skulls, really? in a painting?
November 10, 2015

Table of Contents

* Still Life Symbolism and why skulls

* How to create form, whats that mean?

* How to know you've got a great painting!

* New Paintings Email Signup

* My New FaceBook page!

* Learn this, and be ready for Christmas!

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!

Still Life Symbolism and why skulls

So, you're wondering why folks put skulls in their paintings? What is the significance of a candle or timepiece in the still life painting? Answers can be found here still life symbolism. And yea, skulls are in, both in tattoo art, and modern contemporary art. Still Life Symbolism

How to create form.

So what do I mean when I say "form". In the art world it is the creation of the illusion of a three dimensional object onto a two dimensional surface.

Realism strives to get the part right. When an grape is depicted in a way your mouth begins to water, and not shown as a purple blob of paint.

This article describes the things that must happen in order for you to make a grape look like a real grape. elementary-art-lessons page

How to determine if you've created your masterpiece.

So, you've completed the painting and you're wondering, how can I know if it was successful? Well, here are a few questions to ask yourself about your hard work, and see if it "cuts the mustard", that's hillbilly for "meeting your expectations". Read the article to find out.

It is a 2 part article, so do check out both.

New Paintings Email Signup

I have a new website dedicated to just my new paintings! I also have a blog about those paintings, and the story behind their creation. Please join me in signing up for this email/newletter that will keep you posted of my latest works!

Click here to jump over and sign up!

As always, I promise no spam, just beautiful paintings and why I painted them. (And sometimes the "how" I painted them)

My New FaceBook page! Pinterest?, Facebook? Twitter? and all that jazz!

I've created a new Facebook Page! Would you come and see it? It's all about my new paintings and my travels in creating them. I hope you will join me! Just "like" the page to have my new works added to your Facebook timeline or news-feed.

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!

Delmus Phelps Fine Art facebook page

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!

Wanting to paint Photorealism?

I can't tell you how many times folks send me emails concerning how this instruction has helped them paint better. Just checking out the section for "Your Paintings" that are filled with first timers really can show the power of the technique. Not many other art instruction sites do this. If you've been sitting on the fence, start painting better now! Click the image below.

Don't wait to long, as my sales just don't stay up too long. Christmas Sale is now on! 30% off all instructional eBooks and DVD

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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