Here’s the second video in my How to Paint a Still Life Series. Today, I’m going to do a demonstration painting this ceramic vase in pastel. It’s very sweet and I love the shape of it. It’s got a pattern in it which is going to be a challenge. The pattern is partly in shadow and partly in light. There is a linear or graphic quality to the design on the vase which I want to try to capture.

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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