I was in Sparks Lake with a group of painters on a holiday weekend. You need to come prepared on such a warm day – and so I was. I had an umbrella set up to help me keep cool but what I was really after was to have my pastel box in the same lighting situation as my painting surface.

Here’s a peek into my day. Although painting outdoors is challenging, it’s well worth the effort! My hat is in the way for part of this! Sorry! It wasn’t filmed as a lesson, more of a taste of my day while on location!

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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