In this video, I’ll demonstrate using a set of 48 Blick Pastels that are a less expensive alternative for a beginner interested in exploring pastels. I use the pastels on both Canson paper and Pastelmat. My conclusion was that the set is a good starting point but I would highly recommend using the better papers in conjunction with this set. The set currently retails for $13.63 at Blick.


Happy Painting,


Painting Minilessons
with Marla Baggetta

These “mini-lessons” grew out of my blog. I love sharing my experience behind the easel, so these are free. I write a new one every two or three weeks, so please feel free to share with artist friends.

​These lessons are mostly written text with graphics…short but useful tidbits from the foundations of painting that touch on subjects such as aerial perspective, simultaneous contrast or using negative spaces. I guide you through different aspects of painting and art that will get you comfortable with using pastels. You’ll gain confidence to attempt work that you might have otherwise been timid about.

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