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Starting Art April Edition
April 30, 2008

Issue #12 - April 2008

Hi,

Welcome to the latest issue of Starting Art!

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Bob.


*** CONTENTS ***

1. Video Tutorial of the Month - Oil Painting Series (Part 3)

2. Over 4000 Pieces of Your Artwork Uploaded to idrawandpaint.com in 2 Weeks!

3. Article Revisited: How to Protect Your Paint Brushes

4. Quick Tip: Watercolour Clouds by Lorenz

5. Featured Group - Mastering Oils


1. Video Tutorial of the Month - Oil Painting Series (Part 3)

This week's video tutorial is the final in a series of three on oil painting. I was recently asked to paint a scene from the local golf course for the President who is retiring this month. In this final instalment I add the finishing details...

Click here to see part 3


2. Over 4000 Pieces of Your Artwork Uploaded to idrawandpaint.com in 2 Weeks!

Our new community site has been christened! It's called idrawandpaint.com and so far the response has been staggering. You've uploaded close to 5000 pieces of artwork (over 4000 since the site was officially launched 2 weeks ago).

What is even more staggering is the very generous and giving nature of the 650+ members who've joined already. With literally thousands of comments on people's artwork, hundreds of forum posts and two dozen art groups (see this month's Featured Group below) you've created a real buzz about the place.

If you haven't joined already please don't be shy! Membership is completely free and you'll find artists of all abilities to help you improve and perhaps even inspire you to try new things.

Join idrawandpaint.com today!


3. Article Revisited: How to Protect Your Paint Brushes

Like many tools of the trade, giving your brushes some care and loving attention will repay you many times over...

Click here to read the article


4. Quick Tip: Watercolour Clouds by Lorenz

This month's Quick Tip comes from site visitor Lorenz of Germany. It gives you a simple way to create realistic, white fluffy clouds in watercolour…

Click here to see Lorenz's tip


5. Featured Group - Mastering Oils

This month's featured group 'Mastering Oils' was created by Dawn. With 33 members already, the group is open to everyone, no matter what level. Members share and explore the wonderful media of oils, try new techniques, give advice, set up lessons & tutorial and offer support. Interested in joining?

See the group home page here...
(you must be a member of idrawandpaint to join and participate)


That's it for this issue. Best wishes and see you next issue.

Bob.

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