I’ve been spending a lot of time oil painting in preparation for an upcoming show art Art Elements Gallery in Newberg, OR. I’m very excited about this new body of work. It’s a bit different for me. The show is called “Clarity of Color”, but it could also be called “Paintings That Don’t Match Your Couch”, or “I had So Much Fun Painting”. I don’t think I ever had so much fun painting as I did doing this series. I think it shows up in the work.

The key thing was pre-mixing a TON of paint! I mix a variety of hues in different intensities in each family that I wanted. I did not scimp at all. By doing this, I could paint fast and thick and large. I took quite a bit of time and faith to allow myself the luxury of using so much paint, but I think the results show the wisdom of this ( I watched another video of an artist painting that did this).

Watch this oil painting demo below:

With Warmest Regards,



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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