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Old 07-17-2019, 02:58 PM
MaryFlora MaryFlora is offline
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Helpful book

Good afternoon!

The past couple of weeks we have enjoyed lots of family, with nary a single minute to crash until bedtime!

Picked up a book, however, that was very soothing in the 5 minutes before I passed out: wink2:

Believe it was recommended by someone in the op forum and picked up a copy from a used book store. Thank you! I'm sorry not to remember your name.

The book is titled, "Painting with Pastels" by Nancy Kominsky. The title is a bit open as to type of pastel but it is all oil pastels.

She has a variety of 11 lessons ( no people/animals), each broken into sections, with the op colors used for that section and how she layered in each section.

Mrs. K uses sandpaper but that doesn't seem to be necessary.

It is an older book, published in 1986 and has 63 pages.

Again many thanks to the original poster!

Mary Flora
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Old 07-17-2019, 11:47 PM
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Re: Helpful book

Thanks for the feedback, Mary!
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Old 07-18-2019, 01:14 PM
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Re: Helpful book

This sounds interesting, and very helpful, Mary. I've not heard of Nancy Kominsky, so it wasn't a recommendation from me. I like the idea that there are lots of individual lessons in there. Very helpful for artists who are new to OP's, because they are such a unique medium.

I wouldn't imagine that her paper choice affects much, I agree. You're better served with a toothy paper when starting out, just to make certain layering is easier than trying something new with a too-smooth surface.

Thanks for mentioning this. Hope you get some good tips from it!

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Old 07-18-2019, 03:33 PM
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Thanks for the tip on the book! It's hard finding many OP resources
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