How Should You Organize Your Pastels? Marla Baggetta explains it simply: hue, value, and saturation. She points out that it’s an intentional process (refer to her palette above to see the pastels in place).
In this live interview with Eric Rhoads, Marla Baggetta takes us through a pastel painting demonstration. She begins by sharing her sketchbook that includes thumbnail sketches, printed out reference materials and photographs, and handwritten notes.
The pastel lesson she shares is a snowy landscape scene from Eric’s Publisher’s Invitational plein air art retreat, Fall Color Week. They had a surprise from the weather, with unexpected snowfall. “It was a little daunting,” Marla said, “but it was amazing.”
Watch the following interview and demo on using pastels here and learn:
- Why she uses a variety of pastel brands (and the meaning behind her heart-shaped pastels)
- Why the pastels in her palette don’t have wrappers
- Why she keeps a blank border around the edge of her painting surface; and more:
Visit EricRhoads.com to find out all the amazing opportunities for artists through Streamline Publishing, including:
– Online art conferences such as Plein Air Live
– New video workshops for artists
– Incredible art retreats
– Educational and fun art conventions, and much more.