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[New Stuff at Easy Oil Painting! Value, and what does it mean in painting]
September 02, 2010

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* New Painting Videos found.

* Some really great reference photo's submitted

* How to tell if you're really an Artist, and Marketing your art, are you ready?

* Resources added!

* Offers

So lets get started in this months edition!

(From last month, still working it) Lets talk a little about the direction of the site. Some upcoming additions will be on a few other art forms.

I will be putting a whole series of articles up for graphite art and drawing soon. I am hoping to include demonstrations also, as drawing is such a popular hobby that goes hand in hand with oil painting. Even though todays artist can use a variety of mechanical and electronic/photographic methods to get their subject onto the canvas, nothing can beat the feeling of being able to do it free hand!

(Fresh Material) I've discovered I ran out of storage space for some of my paintings! So, lets see what I'm going to do about it. It's really a fantastic idea, but at the same time frightening! Sort of like the Apollos Chariot (tallest roller coaster on east coast of the US) at Busch Gardens Amusement Park. Right now, I'm on the bottom of the track and we're just starting to head up to the top of the first drop. Clink, clink, clink, clink goes the chain hauling us up, I'm realizing I'm afraid of heights, and my heart is beginning to pump a little faster.... Check out the last section for more details on this exciting part of the site!

New Videos

I've located some nice video clips of different processes. I've added them to the following pages. They help clarify some of what the painting process entails and gives some more insight into the reasons why we do what we do!

Toning the canvas, a great example!

Oiling out the canvas, and why we do it.

Materials needed to start oil painting, and how to set up your studio.

Some great reference photo's

Here are links to the most gorgeous flower blossoms ranging from lilies to roses. Wish they would grow like this in Virginia! Thanks Peggy for your great contributions!

Wow factor Roses!

Lilies Stargazers, King of the lilies

How to tell if you're really an Artist

Here's the first part of a new series of articles for you when you are ready to start selling your art.

It's gonna be a long process, and I'll need your help in it's development as I've been out of the loop for a while, and updating my portfolio is proving exciting!

Don't be bashful. Contribute if you have the time and knowledge in this area. We all can use the education.

Begin the journey here:

Selling your art, art marketing 101

How to tell if you're really an Artist!

Marketing Yourself, are you ready? Really?

New resources added!

I've included some information on 2 very fine Galleries that presently carry my work. If in the central Virginia area, check them out. Both have online presence and you can check into what they have!

Artifacts Gallery

The Little Gallery at Smith Mountain Lake


If your interested in a print or just want to view about three years of my work at one location, this is the place. My gallery at ImageKind. Go check it out! It doesn't cost a thing.

60 works of art at Imagekind

Three e-books for the price of one, plus, a neat way to get them all for free!

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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