“Most good paintings either paint themselves or need to be battled for. The average ones usually fall somewhere in between!”

– Marla Baggetta

“You cannot be wimpy out there on the dream-seeking trail. Dare to break through barriers, to find your own path”.

– Les Brown

“You have to play a long time to play like yourself “.

– Miles Davis
Whether you are completely new to pastel painting or looking to build on the foundation of knowledge you already have, Pastel Painting Lessons is a wonderful journey into the world of pastels. I’ll help you to gain confidence with the medium and learn to create, simple yet dynamic compositions. You’ll learn my techniques for using loose, confident mark-making to convey energy and emotion as you paint the landscape!

– Marla

This website will:

  • Teach you to create dynamic landscape compositions
  • Inform you on specific techniques
  • Guide you through step-by-step lessons
  • Demonstrate how to depict water, sky, trees, rocks, and mountains etc.
  • Get you out of your painting lull with gentle guidance and encouragement
  • Covers materials, beginning a painting, composition, color theory, techniques, finishing
  • And much, much more