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April 02, 2014

Table of Contents

* Newest Member Totals!

* How to photograph art and remove glare.

* Jewels from our readers

* Cradled Panels, Triptych Art

* Rose of Sharon

* Pinterest?, Facebook? Twitter? *

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!

New Membership enrollment over 2600!

Wow! Earlier we were approaching 2500, then, BOOM. A burst of new members rushed the gates! We now have over 2600 members to the E-Zine. Congrates to you for making it happen. It shows that I'm on the mark, and that folks do care about how they slap paint onto a canvas and want to learn more on things pertaining to oil painting!

As we get busy for (at least on this side of the world) spring time, lets get down to it with whats happening on the website.

How to photograph art, eliminate glare.

When we photograph art, especially glossy oil paintings, it can be a real pain in the you know what to get rid of the glare that makes it back to your camera. Here a technique I have used that is so phenomenal, you'll think I went to Hogwarts and learned a few magic spells.

How to photograph art and eliminate all glare! This truly is a wonderful way to get it right, and it works for art under glass too.

Jewels from readers contributions.

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

The question came up concerning the modeling paste I use in preparing a canvas. It's something that needed further testing's the article, and the results with photos.

Modeling Paste, does it need to be the flexible kind?

Cradled Panels and Triptych Art.

If you've been to the home page, you may have seen this link, but for those that haven't here's the article including a neat video.

Triptych Art, how to make your own.

And the followup article on what a "cradled panel" is, and how to make one using very simple hand tools.

Making your own panels.

Rose of Sharon and the important of the Grisaille.

There are many methods to oil painting. There are artists that have been painting a long time that can manipulate the paint into some very extreme realistic movements. Some can do it with one or two passes, an under-painting and a final painting. But one thing I always seem to come back too is the grisaille (or gray) under-painting.

It's importance is expressed in this article, which also includes a neat little video.

Click here to learn more on the Grisaille with a painting demonstration of the
Rose of Sharon.

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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