Online PAstel Painting Workshop with MArla Baggetta
Light and Shadow
● Use the properties of light to create mood
● Create luminous shadows from dark photo reference
● Apply strategies for matching color in shadow
● Paint with tips for using the Form Principle
● Practice creating dramatic lighting effects
PDF - Workshop Guide
In-depth Instructional Ebook
- 01. The Form Principle
Learn the relationship between color tones and light.
- 02. The Properties of Light
Understand the properties of light which include color, direction and strength.
- 03. Color in Shadow
Paint the local color of an object that is partly in shadow and partly in light.
- 04. Value Patterns
See your subjects as simple patterns of lights and darks.
I’ve presented a series of short videos that focus on the technical aspects of painting light and shadow. Then we’ll jump into a series of demonstrations and accompanying assignments that give you a chance to employ the principles and practice using them.
Watch the study videos. I recommend
skimming through them once and then prepare your supplies to do a “follow along” version of the piece presented. Copying the work of artists whose work you admire is a time-honored tradition amongst art students and teachers. Don’t feel awkward about it! You have my permission!
- 01. A Sunlit Path
I take you step by step and show you how to paint the path effectively.
- 02. Backyard Plein Air
I’ll take you step by step through the process of creating a successful plein air piece.
- 03. Figurative Study
A watercolor under-painting is the structure that underlies this piece.
- 04. Masterwork - Inness
Learn from the master of light and shadow, George Inness.
- Capstone Cityscape
Identify the overarching value pattern so that you can tackle anything you want to paint confidently!
Join me for
Light & Shadow Online Workshop
We worked hard to bring you this advanced and in-depth study of this dynamic, elusive subject! It sports over 3.5 hours of video instruction, 4 studies, 5 assignments and peer sharing & reviews as you finish your assignments. This workshop is probably the most advanced that I’ve developed thus far and will provide you with technical information to help you create compelling and emotive art depicting any subject that inspires you.
The principles presented apply to everything in visible light. When we’re attracted to a subject, it’s usually not the actual “thing” itself, but the way the light falls on it that is inspiring to us. When light works its magic, creating mysterious shadows, sparkling iridescent highlights and nuanced reflected lights, even the most mundane scene can be transformed into one of infinite beauty. Personally, I’d much rather paint the way the light dances between some blades of grass than a grandiose mountain range. That’s why I’m always saying that it doesn’t matter what we are painting, whether it’s a lush landscape or a roll of paper towels, it can make a successful, beautiful painting. Mastering the principles presented will literally open up a new world for you where your skills and ideas can meet! I hope you’ll join us.
Join me for a 5-week in-depth exploration in this video workshop to learn how to influence the mood of your paintings by using the properties of light. Create luminous shadows from your photo reference and open the door to a nuanced understanding of the properties of light such as direction, strength and color. You’ll also follow along with me as I paint a landscape in pastel featuring a canopy of trees, a plein project, a figure in an interior and more. You’ll see my techniques for layering pastels, blending colors, and working dark to light in pastel. Learn valuable pastel techniques in this workshop!
Complete with four powerful studies and five start-to-finish demonstration assignments, this online workshop is for any artist who wants to take their pastel painting to the next level. Transform your pastel painting with my unique approach that will lead you to better, bolder results, as well as greater confidence and joy in the process.
A Wealth of Learning
Marla's Light & Shadow Workshop Teaches:
● Learn to use the properties of light to create mood
● Strategies for matching color in shadow
● Learn to establish accurate patterns of light and shadow for stronger compositions
● How to create luminous shadows from dark photo reference
● How to manage changing light
● Practice creating dramatic lighting effects
● Create the illusion of light on a pathway
● Practice painting indoor + outdoor light
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Meet Your Teacher
Who is Marla Baggetta?
Marla is an incredibly talented fine artist who works with galleries throughout the US. Every year she travels the globe teaching workshops, speaking at art events to inspire other painters.
Recently she launched a new website to the public with the purpose of helping thousands of struggling artists to succeed.
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