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Two New Demo's & a vote of confidence!
May 27, 2011

Table of Contents

* Alla Prima Demonstration

* FAQ question answered

* Dew Drops and a Rose painting Demo

* Jewels from the submissions section

* New finds in Drawing

* Vote of Approval!

Alla Prima Demonstration

A while ago, we added a page that talks about Alla Prima painting. After writing it, I realized that the explanation was a bit wordy, and most artists, including me, learn better visually. With that in mind, I've done a demonstration to explain this oil painting technique better.

Alla Prima Demonstration

FAQ question answered

With the addition of the FAQ (frequently asked questions) section, I hope I've helped folks in answering some of their most burning questions. If you have something that you can't find on the site, or would like demonstrated and explained, post your question right here!

Here's one of the more recent submissions.

Where are the dew drops?

Dew Drops and a Rose painting Demo

This demonstration shows how to achieve those very subtle changes in color and tone with blending. It's a fairly long demonstration, so get that cup of coffee before you start.

Check out this demonstration on Painting Roses and how to do some very serious blending work!

Jewels from the submissions section.

Some of my readers have really been kind and generous! There have been such great photo's added that make for some really great painting subjects.

Check these out and see for yourself just how these reference photo's can become your next masterpiece!

Purple Rose

Yellow Lily

Where to put your great photo's!

Now this next bit of information has me bustin' at the seams with excitement! Let me share with you some of his success and thank him again for being generous enough to post his work here!

It's about a fellow artist Paul, out in Henderson, NV here in the great US of A that has submitted a wonderful painting in our "Your paintings" section of the site quite some time ago: Pensive Beauty has now been submitted to a art exhibition!

Check it out right here and don't forget to vote!

Got Paintings? Put em right here and let others enjoy them! Who knows where it might lead to.

New finds in Drawing

I have suggested in the drawing section of the site several books and e-books for beginners to help them with their drawing skills. Remember, painting is drawing with a brush, and until you have a grasp of this, your paintings will suffer.

I've found a great course that both for beginners and even experienced artists will improve your skill set. It is one of the most comprehensive courses I've seen in drawing available.

It is geared primarily for portraits, (which is a most difficult genre) and because it talks a great deal about technique, these skills can be crossed over into all areas of your drawing. And these skills will be then be transferred to your paintings!

Go take a look see just how comprehensive this course is:

Vote of Approval!

Every so often, something comes along that simply put, boosts your confidence to new heights. As artists, we strive to produce the best work that we can, and when this hard work is appreciated and acknowledged, it really puts high octane gas in your tank to continue to do what you love.

This recently happened to me when a fellow artist reviewed my e-book, and has published her findings. Check out what this accomplished artist has to say about "A Real Art Lesson".

E-book Reviewart lesson

For those that have thought about getting this, don't sit on the fence too long! My web guru adviser has told me that the sale has to end sometime, otherwise, it isn't a sale! On or around June 15th, we will see a price increase on the e-book, so don't wait too long to still get it at the lower price!

Also, for folks that have a


you can get the e-book for it. A Tablet is a hand held reading device like the "Kindle", that allows purchases of books that can be read virtually anywhere! I don't think you will find a better bargain for this complete art lesson including the photos!

And now with Kindle Color, wow! What a great way to study art! Kindle download offer

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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