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Starting Art March 2009 Edition
March 09, 2009

Issue #22 - March 2009

Hi,

Welcome to the March 2009 issue of Starting Art! If this e-mail doesn't format correctly in your e-mail software (i.e missing images, broken links etc) you can always see the contents at the following Back Issues web page:

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Bob.


*** CONTENTS ***

1. Video Tutorial - How to use a Viewfinder

2. Quick Tip - Chalk Pastels in Water

3. Golden Olden - Oil and Acrylic Paper Isn't Just For Practice!

4. Keeping Things Simple on the 'I Draw and Paint' Site


1. Video Tutorial - How to Use a Viewfinder

This short video shows how you can 'fix' your chosen scene in your mind very simply with nothing more complex than a piece of card....!

Click here to find out how to use this effective compositional aid....


2. Quick Tip - Chalk pastels in Water

Here's a very effective tip from Akash in India about getting strong, vibrant colours with your pastels...

Click here to see this simple and useful tip.


3. Golden Olden - Oil and Acrylic Paper Isn't Just For Practice!

Although often marketed as 'practice paper' for oils and acrylics, this material can be used for finished paintings as well at a considerable cost saving compared to conventional stretched canvas.

Click here to find out more....


4. Keeping Things Simple on idrawandpaint.com

The hugely popular idrawandpaint.com is undergoing some important changes to keep things as simple as possible and make it as easy as possible for Members to navigate.

See this forum thread for details

And if you're not a member already, you're missing out...

We'll be adding a number of monthly "challenges" shortly - one for each of the major mediums. It's a great chance to improve your skills and get feedback from dozens of oher artists just like you.

The site is completely free to join and use. Think of it like a forum, MySpace and Facebook all rolled into one - only it's just for amateur artists!

Join idrawandpaint.com for free today!


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

Bob.

Watercolour Secrets


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