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Why the underpainting is worth the effort.
October 24, 2016
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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!
But make no mistake,
If you want a tight, highly finished painting, using an indirect method, that has an underpainting, can push the limits of realism.
In fact, you will rarely find a realistic painting that was done in "one go". Realistic work requires time.
And the gray underpainting is a real key.
The half tones and blending that can be achieved are truly a wonder to see.
I have a video of the process too.
Even without color, this little portion of the painting is simply exquisite. The half shadows are what creates the illusion!
The Gray underpainting layer
Especially those college students that can use a break!
Get your art schooling on!
As always, I promise no spam, just beautiful paintings and why I painted them. (And sometimes the "how" I painted them)
I also have a free gift for you when you sign up with some of my art!
Below are some of the new paintings that are available.
Something I forget to mention. With opening a new studio, I also had to get rid of my antique star trek flip phone for a new modern smart phone.
Because its a smart phone it had this cool little camera. And with it, I click a lot of pictures.
I do post a great deal of what I'm actually doing in the studio/gallery daily! So follow along with me to see new work as it happens.
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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