I’m feeling a bit greedy this morning getting set for a road trip to Albuqurque. After my workshop in Italy with a quick stop in Paris beforehand, I have enough inspiration and material to keep me painting for years to come. So my road trip which will take in some of the West’s most beautiful treasures seems a bit of a splurge. On the route; Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, the Grand Canyon and heading home via Monterey, CA. So with painting gear packed, I will be busy!

Before I load my easel into the car, I wanted to share a bit of what I’ll be doing at IAPS. I’m doing two presentations; Navigating Your Trouble Zones and Poems, Not Novels. I did a little piece today that I thought was a nice example for Poems, Not Novels. I think this was was simple and fluid. I believe it says a lot with a little which is something I’m always striving to achieve in my work.

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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