Pastel Book on Blog

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There are many ways to get your reading done these days: You can listen to a book on tape; read it on a Kindle (or very soon an iPad); or you can pick up one of those printed editions, you know, those books with paper pages between two covers.

When pastel artist (and Pastel Journal contributing writer/columnist) Deborah Secor decided to do something with the book-size collection of material she’d compiled over many years as a pastel instructor, she decided to publish it chapter by chapter on a blog: http://landscapesinpastel.blogspot.com. Call it the 21st-century version of reading novelists, like Dickens, in serialized installments.

With weekly posts, Secor has shared what she knows about a number of pastel- and landscape-painting topics including: materials, surfaces and effects, getting started, values, landscape subjects, aerial perspective, and mountains. Visit the blog to read these first few chapters, and then sign up to become a follower so you won’t miss any new posts, including the next one, chapter 7, on skies (coming soon).

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For more pastel instruction from Deborah Secor, check out her two ArtistsNetwork.tv videos available on DVD or as digital downloads at the North Light Shop.

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