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Free Trial Weekend @ArtistsNetwork.tv

ArtistsNetwork.tv features painting advice and techniques from dozens of popular artists in a variety of media and skill levels. They have a nice collection of pastel workshops (around 20) as well. You can watch what you want, anytime you want. Starting on Friday, November 12, you can view any and all of the video workshops for a full 4 days.

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Place Your Art on the Map

The Arts Map is a website based on some sort of Google Maps where you can geographically find artists, galleries, art stores, museums, art schools and any other art related institution around the globe. They are still building their base but there are already plenty entries. You can open your profile and place your website or studio address on the Art Map. The site got a big plus from me since they use pastels as one of the search options. I’m going to use this site next time I plan my travels.

Pastel Journal Free Articles

B. M. Burt "I've got an idea"

The Pastel Journal is offering free download of two old articles. The first one is about Brian Mathas Burt and the second if about M. Katherine Hurley. They are offering it due to three-artist, all-pastel show in Cincinnati. This is a show with fantastic works by Brian Mathas Burt, Kay Hurley and Jay Wilford, running now through March 12.
The  most of Brian’s work will make you laugh and you can have a good fun on his website. He has surprisingly many paintings on his website and he has an active blog.
Kathrine Hurley is a landscape pastel artist that many times uses surprising colors with a fantastic results. After earning her bachelor of fine arts, Katherine studied in Italy and France and then for five years in workshops with renowned artist Wolf Kahn. If you like Kathrine’s work check out her instructional DVD .

Jay Wilford is an artist who is primarily working in oils, but likes to do pastels as well—mostly when he wants to enjoy himself.

Youtube demo by Marsha Savage

I have already posted about the pastel artist Marsha Savage. Now I’m adding 2 of her video clips from the youtube to my pastel video collection (see the right column). On the first 15 minute clip which is split in part 1 and part 2 we can follow Marsha through the whole process of painting the pastel landscape from a reference photo. On the limited palette demo Marsha is using palette of 14 colors for her landscape.

Video Clip Collection

If you have not noticed so far, on the right column there is a collection of soft pastel video clips from youtube. I collect the ones I find interesting and instructional. If you know for some more videos that would be good to include please let me know.  Already collected clips are from Susan Jenkins, Deborah Secor, Margaret Evans and Alicia Sotherland. The latest added clip is by Joe Mancuso.

Free Pastel Desktop Wallpapers

Soft Pastel Frederick Somers
Frederick Somers "Free to Dance"

If you would like to decorate your computer desktop with some soft pastel masterpiecies you can visit The Artist Network website. They are offering free art desktop wallpapers. Among the offered wallpapers there are 4 pastel paintings. The paintings are from Frederick Somers, Terry Donahue and Don Williams. If you subscribe to the Artist Network newsletter you will also get access to around 10 more pastel painting wallpapers.

PanPastel video by Deborah Secore

Deborah Secor "Dancing Sky"
Deborah Secor "Dancing Sky"

Great demo on youtube by Deborah Secor where you can see how Deborah is using PanPastels. You can also see it in the pastel video section on top-right of this page.

“This is the painting I did in the new video demonstration that PanPastels has produced. You can take a look at it here.
In the video I use PanPastels on my favorite paper, Pastelmat. You get to watch over my shoulder for a half hour as I paint and talk. I share a lot of techniques you can use with the Pans and a bit about painting the landscape, too.
So grab a cup of coffee and take a bit of time to watch me paint. I hope you enjoy it!” Deborah Secor blog

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