I painted this scene a couple years ago when I first started filming the lessons. The lesson was called “Oaks Bottom” A Classic River. I came across the reference photos the other day and thought it would be worthwhile revisiting. Here’s the result. It’s on Pastelmat which I’m very addicted to now, so the marks are really different from the original version and I like to think much better!

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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