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Time Management, making time for art.
April 22, 2017
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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!
Tip 1: Work in batches. In the photo you see I've done 2 operations for several paintings at once.
I've prepped a number of panels, and I've done the drawings for several more panels.
Once you've got your materials out (canvas or panel prepping) do several at once rather than just one.
Same with the drawing. If you've set up a projector or printed off a number of images you plan to transfer with graphite paper, do them at one time.Tip #2. Experiment with shortcuts. Once you've tried a technique several times, think about what parts you can leave out, and still accomplish the task at hand. Below you see I've skipped the Grisaille and went straight into the color layer. I know, in my ebooks and elsewhere, it state that it is the most important layer. And it still is. You can't achieve as great a smooth transition of form without it. But in some subjects, it becomes cumbersome.
Here you can see the 1st color layer completed. Once dried, I'll come back in with more glazes and scumbles to create the texture, highlights, mold, and water drops on these grapes. Alot of work left to do, but a great deal already accomplished. Final Tip:
Steven Covey once said, "You want more free time? Get yourself scheduled."
It is so true. Plan your day the night before. Stick to the plan. Get er done!
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.
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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