For those of you planning on painting with/experimenting with soft pastels there are tons of you tube videos and lessons of different aspects on painting. However, I came across this link http://landscapesinpastel.blogspot.com/ where the author Deborah Secor has graciously shared her entire pastel book on landscape painting for free. For those beginning with soft or even oil pastels the techniques and idea apply. There are 35 chapters to take you from the beginning to the end. I have studies different chapters of this book in detail and her style of explaining art is clear and easy to grasp. Her work on each topic, illustrated with pictures speak for themselves and I think this is a fantastic reference and resource whether you are a beginner or advance painter. Do check it out.
My blog is not just for sharing my new paintings but to also share such painting resources, reviews of products I use, my inspirations and so on. I'll try and keep it interesting for the masses cause at the end of the day art just makes for an interesting read.