I added a post last week about the Wet Canvas! online artist community; today I want to point out why this is such a valuable resource. The mission of this community is to be a place where artists of all types and skill levels can share knowledge, experiences and opinions. So, you’ll find a great many posts that simply ask for feedback on works-in-progress. You’ll also find a lot of problems and solutions, questions about product, business matters, and in one thread–started last month by our own contributing writer Deborah Secor–you’ll find pages of helpful advice aimed at beginners to pastel: tips about materials, dealing with dust, testing colors, framing options, and much much more. What a wonderful opportunity to learn from others’ experiments, mistakes and successes–and then put the knowledge to work in your own painting. Check it out; chances are–even if you’ve been at this awhile–you’ll learn something. And hopefully you’ll be inspired to share some of your own lessons-learned as well.