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I screwed up awhile back when I basically put my business on hold because of my mothers illness. I had orders that didn't go out for over 6 weeks and people became (rightly so) very angry. (Before that I screwed up here and there just like any new business has some glitches.)

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Ethan Semmel’s student does this…

oil painting formula studentOne of my students who has “Oil Painting Formula” took it upon himself to make a table of contents for the program. Something I forgot to include.

Thanks Phil S. from Australia. He’s a designer so he even put “crop marks” on the design so it can be printed.

You can see EXACTLY what is in “Oil Painting Formula

He also sent me this email…
Thanks very much for your ‘Oil Painting Formula’ DVDs. They are brilliant and my work has improved 200%.
If you don’t mind a comment that I would like to pass onto you about your DVDs. Attached is a table of contents that would help customers from having to go through each DVD to find specific information that they need immediately.
Since you have 7 DVDs in 8 sleeves, the extra sleeve left over could contain the table of contents. I’ve advanced all my DVDs to have the contents on the first sleeve.
Hope this helps.

Phil S

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Thank you Phil.

My Confession

There are a couple of forums online with negative comments about me, so I thought I would tell the WHOLE story.

I screwed up awhile back when I basically put my business on hold because of my mothers illness. I had orders that didn’t go out for over 6 weeks and people became (rightly so) very angry. (Before that I screwed up here and there just like any new business has some glitches.)

If I had better organizational skills and knew about business more, this didn’t have to happen. But it did and I was wrong for how I handled it and I apologize.

I also adopted a pen name for time (jack jarden) for marketing reasons and because I was sick for a year as well.

The other side is, many people in forums, who never had any dealings with me, piled on and a snowball effect took place. They attributed things to me that weren’t true. Like I masterminded some grand scam, I used a ton of aliases, I make up sob stories – taking drugs, etc. Every now and then, this still pops up.

People read it, and many people believe – if they are reading it online, it all must be true.

In giving out all my free oil painting content for the past week or more, it has happened again. I have to live with that as a penalty. I accept that. What I’ve seen more recently is more of a “piling” on by a very vocal few. Forums make it easy for people to jump on the bandwagon.

Facts:

I made mistakes in the past I wish I could take back
My organizational skills are not great, but getting better
I am VERY sorry to have messed up with orders, it never was my intent
I am not perfect…far from it.
I know oil painting and how to teach it (well maybe that’s opinion)
There are positive comments about me that never get mentioned.
The positive comments about my instruction outweigh the negative by a ton but are seen only by myself and people to my websites/blogs.

If you’ve ever made a mistake in the past that you wish you could take back, I’m sure you’ll understand.

I hope you look at the quality of the information I give. Click Here for some free oil painting content

Feel free to share your comments and questions below.

There are a couple of forums online with negative comments about me, so I thought I would tell the WHOLE story.

I screwed up awhile back when I basically put my business on hold because of my mothers illness. I had orders that didn’t go out for over 6 weeks and people became (rightly so) very angry. (Before that I screwed up here and there just like any new business has some glitches.)

If I had better organizational skills and knew about business more, this didn’t have to happen. But it did and I was wrong for how I handled it and I apologize.

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Ethan Semmel – New Free Videos

I have posted free videos about “the oil painting formula”. You can view them, and get your oil painting formula cheat sheets here…

Ethan Semmel

I teach people how to oil paint through my online oil painting lessons.

I studied art for years beginning to study seriously when I was about 17 years old. I went through years of study in NYC, but my real instruction was days and days of study at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

I have read numerous writings by artist of the past and have gone through tons of trial and error and now I have made my knowledge available online.

You can get my oil painting lessons here:

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