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How To Paint Vibrant Landscapes With Award Winning Artist, Marla Baggetta

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How Does It Work?

Step 1. First, as soon as you sign up, you'll see the comprehensive materials list and an outline of the assignments, so you can get prepared before the workshop begins. Review the materials list & read through the assignments so you get a general idea of what you'll be accomplishing. 



Step 2. Second, on the day the workshop begins, you'll receive your assignments. There are two assignments each week, covering various aspects of the landscape, capturing light, trees, clouds, water, sunsets, and much more. You'll be doing the assignments at the same time as the other participants. 


Step 3Third, once you finish an assignment, you'll upload it to the student gallery. Once you've uploaded your work, you can click on the other students' work and make comments. This is a chance to contribute to a truly unique aspect of this online workshop, the opportunity to interact with other students and encourage each other along the way. I also comment on as many submissions as I can during the session. Studying other students' work allows you to see the variety of approaches and how you might improve your own work. You can go at your own pace, rework and upload your assignments as many times as you want, so there is great opportunity for intense growth.


Step 4. Finally, after the six-week workshop is over, I'll send you an invitation for the live workshop review. You'll be able to talk with me directly as I review and critique several students' pieces for each assignment. This is an intimate, noncompetitive environment where you can get to know your fellow artists.

In addition to the workshop, you also get access to the following bonuses when you sign up:

Bonuses

“I have been following Marla’s teaching and painting for a few years now and have to say that I find her such a huge inspiration.”
Linda Wright, Nova Scotia,
“After trying a few other online learning approaches to pastel painting, I was about to give up on pastels, thinking that I was not going to be able to learn how to use them. Marla’s 'PastelPaintingLessons' changed all that.
Bill Hansen, NY, USA
“I want you to know I watch your lessons, just to give my mind a break and get juiced up for creativity. I find it very soothing and remarkable to watch your process. It is very well done and inspiring.”
Janelle Baglien, Portland, OR
“You have inspired me to throw myself into pastel with a passion! I cannot wait to stand at my easel every day now, throwing caution to the wind and experimenting and learning from your easy and entertaining instruction. ”
Julie, Brisbane, Australia

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Meet Marla

Meet The Inspiring Artist Who Created OilPaintingLessons.com

Marla is an incredibly talented fine artist who works with galleries throughout the US. Every year she travels the globe teaching workshops after speaking at art events to inspire other painters. She has launched a new website to the public with the purpose of helping thousands of struggling artists to succeed.

“My Working process is a simple one; I start on location, sketching, photographing and painting. Some of these field studies make their way to the studio.

In the studio, I use all of that visual information and combine it with the sense or feeling I had for a location and create what is inevitably an abstraction of sorts in that it is not merely a copy of a photo but an interpretation of place. I hope that you enjoy the work!”

-Marla Baggetta

Bonus #1How To Create Beautiful Paintings From Reference Photos" - Working from life is unquestionably the optimal way to work, but it’s not always possible. Weather, mobility and time constraints, among other things, make painting from life impractical some of the time. Weather is often an issue for me. No matter how hard-core you are, sometimes conditions will not allow you to do your best work outdoors. You may be on a painting trip when there isn’t enough time to paint all the many scenes that inspire you. If we don’t use photo references in these cases, we could miss out on an opportunity to paint something of great merit!
Bonus #2: "200 Landscape Photos to Paint" - I always suggest that you take your own photographs, but I know it’s not always possible for everyone to do that, so I’ve put together this resource pack of 200 reference photos. I have many, many students struggle with what to paint and whether their photos are appropriate. I decided to share some of my pictures with you hoping they’ll spark new ideas on what makes for a good subject. Some of them I’ve painted, some I haven’t. I hope that they will inspire you to get to the easel and perhaps take some photo expeditions of your own.
"If you want to learn how to paint with oils in a way that it's simple and fast, you should learn with Marla. I quickly grasped the concepts, I was able to paint pretty good pieces and I have fun while doing it! What I love the most, is to be able to switch to oils and keep my pastel painting style. Marla teaches you how to do this by keeping your colors vibrant and using loose brush strokes." 
~Alejandra Gos, Painting Lessons Student

How do I get access to the workshop?

You get access to all the assignments in the workshop at once. You'll receive reminders of the assignments via email and you'll access the workshop in your secure member’s area on OilPaintingLessons.com. You need to log into the site to access the workshop. Lessons are accessible on iPads, tablets, computers, laptops and even phones with an internet connection.

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Do I need to meet at a certain time for the online workshop?

The workshop assignments are online accessible 24×7 – you can take the lessons any time you want.You are not required to complete the course in a specified amount of time.

What if I don’t complete an assignment– will I lose access to it at the end of the workshop?

You get lifetime access to the workshop.  Assignment reminders are sent via email but you can complete them at your own pace.

What is included each assignment?

The workshop PDF contains written instructions for the assignment and a materials list.  Individual assignments contain a paint-along demonstration from Marla and shorter supplemental videos to help with specific concepts in the assignment.

How long is each assignment?

Each step by step demo is usually about an hour long.

How much does the workshop cost?

It's $347 for the  6 week workshop with assignments, video demonstrations, handouts and a live review & critique session at the end.

Will you help me if I get stuck?

Sure, you can open a support ticket and we’ll help you right away. You can also call us at  (503) 217-2780. If we don’t know the answer, we’ll ask Marla and she’ll reply as quickly as she can.

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How do I access my student account?

When purchasing, you'll set up a Student Account, which includes your:
  • Sign into the site where you'll be directed to your "My Lessons".
  • Open the "My Lessons" menu and select "My Account".
  • Make any updates necessary and select "Update".

What do I do if I have problems with video or audio?

For video and audio playback issues, try these steps:
  • Check your internet connection, reset your internet connection if necessary.
  • Clear your cache.
  • Update your browser, or try another browser.

How do I post images once I've completed an assignment?

Share your work with other students by posting on the Workshop page. If you are having trouble:
  • Save your image file as a JPEG. Only JPEGS can be posted into the gallery.
  • Check the image size. If it's too large, it may have trouble posting. Keep your images smaller than 1000 px. on the longest side.

What are the technical requirements to participate in the workshop?

To participate in theworkshop, you need:
  • Internet access.
  • An email account.
  • Up-to-date internet browser
  • PDF reader and word-processing software.
  • Software to resize images for posting to the Community area (optional).

Browser Information

  • PC users - Internet Explorer 7 or 8 and Firefox 3.5 or 3.6 are recommended.
  • Mac users -Safari and Firefox are recommended.
  • We do not recommend using AOL’s built-in browser or any other Internet service provider’s proprietary browser, as certain functions may be restricted.
  • Video instruction from Marla Baggetta, a world-class instructor.
  • Community-led discussions boards
  • Printable resources for print and download.
  • Suggested assignments to develop your skills.

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Assignments

These are all the assignments in the workshop and the materials you'll need for each. In addition to the basic materials, there are some extras that can be used in each assignment: a Bright Brush, a Single Edged Razor, Baby Oil, Rubbing Alcohol, Turpenoid Natural and Brush Cleaner. There are two assignments each week, but you can go at your own pace. All workshop assignments are available 24x7, so you can paint whenever you like!

Week 1

 Assignment 1

Paint a basic cylinder and sphere using the grey scale. This early practice of capturing forms in light will serve us well as we build on our observational skills.

Assignment 2

Learn color mixing basics and techniques for blending, brushwork, edge control and more. We’ll identify the planes in light and in shadow and how-to pre-mix color to create volume.

Co-Primaries Palette

Assignment #1

1. Ivory Black

2. Titanium White 

3. Yellow Ochre

Equipment Essentials

1. Gamsol + Container

2. #6 or larger Filbert Brush

3. #6 or larger Flat Brush

4. #3 round brush 

5. Paper Towels or Rags

6. Palette

Surface

 

Materials You Will Need

*Extras

9 x 12 Canvas Panel

Co-Primaries Palette

Assignment #2

1. Lemon Yellow

2. Naples Yellow

3. Cadmium Yellow Medium

4. Cadmium Red Light

5. Alizarin Crimson

6. Permanent Rose

7. Ultramarine Blue

Equipment Essentials

1. Gamsol + Container

2. #6 or larger Filbert Brush

3. #6 or larger Flat Brush

4. #3 round brush 

5. Paper Towels or Rags

6. Palette

*Extras

8. Phathlo Blue

9. Ivory Black

10. Titanium White

11. Burnt Umber

12. Raw Siena

13. Yellow Ochre

Surface

9 x 12 Canvas Panel

Co-Primaries Palette

Assignment #3

Equipment Essentials

1. Gamsol + Container

2. #6 or larger Filbert Brush

3. #3 round brush 

4. Palette Knife

5. Paper Towels or Rags

6. Palette

Surface

 

*Extras

9 x 12 Canvas Panel

Assignment #4

Co-Primaries Palette

Equipment Essentials

1. Lemon Yellow

2. Naples Yellow

3. Cadmium Yellow Medium

4. Cadmium Red Light

5. Alizarin Crimson

6. Permanent Rose

7. Ultramarine Blue

1. Gamsol + Container

2. #6 or larger Filbert Brush

3. #3 round brush 

4. Palette Knife

5. Paper Towels or Rags

6. Palette

8. Phathlo Blue

9. Ivory Black

10. Titanium White

11. Burnt Umber

12. Raw Siena

13. Yellow Ochre

Surface

9 x 12 Canvas Panel

*Extras

1. Lemon Yellow

2. Naples Yellow

3. Cadmium Yellow Medium

4. Cadmium Red Light

5. Alizarin Crimson

6. Permanent Rose

7. Ultramarine Blue

8. Phathlo Blue

9. Ivory Black

10. Titanium White

11. Burnt Umber

12. Raw Siena

13. Yellow Ochre

Co-Primaries Palette

Assignment #5

Equipment Essentials

1. Gamsol + Container

2. #6 or larger Filbert Brush

3. #6 or larger Flat Brush

4. #3 round brush 

5. Palette Knife

6. Paper Towels or Rags

7. Palette

Surface

 

*Extras

11 x 14 Canvas Panel

Assignment #6

Co-Primaries Palette

Equipment Essentials

1. Lemon Yellow

2. Naples Yellow

3. Cadmium Yellow Medium

4. Cadmium Red Light

5. Alizarin Crimson

6. Permanent Rose

7. Ultramarine Blue

1. Gamsol + Container

2. #6 or larger Filbert Brush

3. #6 or larger Flat Brush

4. #3 round brush 

5. Palette Knife

6. Paper Towels or Rags

7. Palette

8. Phathlo Blue

9. Ivory Black

10. Titanium White

11. Burnt Umber

12. Raw Siena

13. Yellow Ochre

Surface

8 x 10 Canvas Panel

*Extras

1. Lemon Yellow

2. Naples Yellow

3. Cadmium Yellow Medium

4. Cadmium Red Light

5. Alizarin Crimson

6. Permanent Rose

7. Ultramarine Blue

8. Phathlo Blue

9. Ivory Black

10. Titanium White

11. Burnt Umber

12. Raw Siena

13. Yellow Ochre

Co-Primaries Palette

Assignment #7

Equipment Essentials

1. Gamsol + Container

2. #6 or larger Filbert Brush

3. #6 or larger Flat Brush

4. #3 round brush 

5. Palette Knife

6. Paper Towels or Rags

7. Palette

Surface

 

*Extras

8 x 10 Canvas Panel

Assignment #8

Co-Primaries Palette

Equipment Essentials

1. Lemon Yellow

2. Naples Yellow

3. Cadmium Yellow Medium

4. Cadmium Red Light

5. Alizarin Crimson

6. Permanent Rose

7. Ultramarine Blue

1. Gamsol + Container

2. #6 or larger Filbert Brush

3. #6 or larger Flat Brush

4. #3 round brush 

5. Palette Knife

6. Paper Towels or Rags

7. Palette

8. Phathlo Blue

9. Ivory Black

10. Titanium White

11. Burnt Umber

12. Raw Siena

13. Yellow Ochre

Surface

8 x 10 Canvas Panel

*Extras

1. Lemon Yellow

2. Naples Yellow

3. Cadmium Yellow Medium

4. Cadmium Red Light

5. Alizarin Crimson

6. Permanent Rose

7. Ultramarine Blue

8. Phathlo Blue

9. Ivory Black

10. Titanium White

11. Burnt Umber

12. Raw Siena

13. Yellow Ochre

Co-Primaries Palette

Assignment #9

Equipment Essentials

1. Gamsol + Container

2. #6 or larger Filbert Brush

3. #6 or larger Flat Brush

4. #3 round brush 

5. Palette Knife

6. Paper Towels or Rags

7. Palette

Surface

 

*Extras

9 x 12 Canvas Panel

Assignment #10

Co-Primaries Palette

Equipment Essentials

1. Lemon Yellow

2. Naples Yellow

3. Cadmium Yellow Medium

4. Cadmium Red Light

5. Alizarin Crimson

6. Permanent Rose

7. Ultramarine Blue

1. Gamsol + Container

2. #6 or larger Filbert Brush

3. #6 or larger Flat Brush

4. #3 round brush 

5. Palette Knife

6. Paper Towels or Rags

7. Palette

8. Phathlo Blue

9. Ivory Black

10. Titanium White

11. Burnt Umber

12. Raw Siena

13. Yellow Ochre

14. Plathlo Green

Surface

8 x 10 Canvas Panel

*Extras

1. Lemon Yellow

2. Naples Yellow

3. Cadmium Yellow Medium

4. Cadmium Red Light

5. Alizarin Crimson

6. Permanent Rose

7. Ultramarine Blue

8. Phathlo Blue

9. Ivory Black

10. Titanium White

11. Burnt Umber

12. Raw Siena

13. Yellow Ochre

14. Plathlo Green

Co-Primaries Palette

Assignment #11

Equipment Essentials

1. Gamsol + Container

2. #6 or larger Filbert Brush

3. #6 or larger Flat Brush

4. #3 round brush 

5. Palette Knife

6. Paper Towels or Rags

7. Palette

Surface

 

*Extras

11 x 14 Canvas Panel

Assignment #12

Co-Primaries Palette

Equipment Essentials

1. Lemon Yellow

2. Naples Yellow

3. Cadmium Yellow Medium

4. Cadmium Red Light

5. Alizarin Crimson

6. Permanent Rose

7. Ultramarine Blue

1. Gamsol + Container

2. #6 or larger Filbert Brush

3. #6 or larger Flat Brush

4. #3 round brush 

5. Palette Knife

6. Paper Towels or Rags

7. Palette

8. Phathlo Blue

9. Ivory Black

10. Titanium White

11. Burnt Umber

12. Raw Siena

13. Yellow Ochre

14. Plathlo Green

Surface

11 x 14 Canvas Panel

*Extras

1. Lemon Yellow

2. Naples Yellow

3. Cadmium Yellow Medium

4. Cadmium Red Light

5. Alizarin Crimson

6. Permanent Rose

7. Ultramarine Blue

8. Phathlo Blue

9. Ivory Black

10. Titanium White

11. Burnt Umber

12. Raw Siena

13. Yellow Ochre

14. Plathlo Green

*Extras

1. Bright Brush

2. Single Edged Razor

3. Baby Oil

4. Rubbing Alcohol

5. Turpenoid Natural

6. Brush Cleaner


  • Paint colors: Ivory Black, Titanium White, Yellow Ochre
  • 9 x 12 Canvas Panel
  • Equipment essentials: Gamsol + Container, #6 or larger Filbert Brush, #6 or larger Flat Brush, #3 round brush
  • Paper Towels or Rags and Palette
  • Paint colors: Lemon Yellow, Naples Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Permanent Rose, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue, Ivory Black, Titanium White, Burnt Umber, Raw Siena, Yellow Ochre
  • 9 x 12 Canvas Panel
  • Equipment essentials: Gamsol + Container, #6 or larger Filbert Brush, #6 or larger Flat Brush, #3 round brush
  • Paper Towels or Rags and Palette

Week 2

 Assignment 3

Pears combine two of the root forms we’ve already worked with. We'll employ the simple techniques from the previous lesson to pre-mix color and value to capture the pear.

Assignment 4

You’ll follow my step-by-step procedure to create a dramatic sky. Light pervades the landscape, so it’s essential for us to know how to go about painting it.

  • Paint colors: Lemon Yellow, Naples Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Permanent Rose, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue, Ivory Black, Titanium White, Burnt Umber, Raw Siena, Yellow Ochre
  • 9 x 12 Canvas Panel
  • Equipment essentials: Gamsol + Container, #6 or larger Filbert Brush, #6 or larger Flat Brush, #3 round brush
  • Paper Towels or Rags and Palette
  • Paint colors: Lemon Yellow, Naples Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Permanent Rose, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue, Ivory Black, Titanium White, Burnt Umber, Raw Siena, Yellow Ochre
  • 9 x 12 Canvas Panel
  • Equipment essentials: Gamsol + Container, #6 or larger Filbert Brush, #6 or larger Flat Brush, #3 round brush
  • Paper Towels or Rags and Palette

Week 3

 Assignment 5

You’ll learn how to capture the character of various kinds of trees in the landscape. We’ll deal with 'green' and consider direction of light and the volume of a cluster of trees.

Assignment 6

Capture the transparent beauty of water in a flowing river, painting the reflections of nearby trees and the rocks beneath the surface.

  • Paint colors: Lemon Yellow, Naples Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Permanent Rose, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue, Ivory Black, Titanium White, Burnt Umber, Raw Siena, Yellow Ochre
  • 8 x 10 Canvas Panel
  • Equipment essentials: Gamsol + Container, #6 or larger Filbert Brush, #6 or larger Flat Brush, #3 round brush
  • Palette Knife, Paper Towels or Rags and Palette
  • Paint colors: Lemon Yellow, Naples Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Permanent Rose, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue, Ivory Black, Titanium White, Burnt Umber, Raw Siena, Yellow Ochre
  • 11 x 14 Canvas Panel
  • Equipment essentials: Gamsol + Container, #6 or larger Filbert Brush, #6 or larger Flat Brush, #3 round brush
  • Palette Knife, Paper Towels or Rags and Palette

Week 4

 Assignment 7

You’ll learn to capture the quality of light in an early morning sunrise, just before the sun crests the horizon. We’ll consider how to keep the values in correct relationship to convey this calm and peaceful scene.

Assignment 8

Paint a mountain scene using strong shapes and value differences. We’ll study a bit of aerial perspective to help us determine the correct value relationships in this mountain scene.

  • Paint colors: Lemon Yellow, Naples Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Permanent Rose, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue, Ivory Black, Titanium White, Burnt Umber, Raw Siena, Yellow Ochre
  • 8 x 10 Canvas Panel
  • Equipment essentials: Gamsol + Container, #6 or larger Filbert Brush, #6 or larger Flat Brush, #3 round brush
  • Palette Knife, Paper Towels or Rags and Palette
  • Paint colors: Lemon Yellow, Naples Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Permanent Rose, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue, Ivory Black, Titanium White, Burnt Umber, Raw Siena, Yellow Ochre
  • 8 x 10 Canvas Panel
  • Equipment essentials: Gamsol + Container, #6 or larger Filbert Brush, #6 or larger Flat Brush, #3 round brush
  • Palette Knife, Paper Towels or Rags and Palette

Week 5

 Assignment 9

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to depict a variety of elements in the landscape. We'll focus on brushwork rather than the objects, to capture the whole landscape without getting stuck on the details.

Assignment 10

This lesson will focus on how to achieve the drama of a sunset sky by orchestrating the value and colors.

  • Paint colors: Lemon Yellow, Naples Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Permanent Rose, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue, Ivory Black, Titanium White, Burnt Umber, Raw Siena, Yellow Ochre, Phthalo Green
  • 8 x 10 Canvas Panel
  • Equipment essentials: Gamsol + Container, #6 or larger Filbert Brush, #6 or larger Flat Brush, #3 round brush
  • Palette Knife, Paper Towels or Rags and Palette
  • Paint colors: Lemon Yellow, Naples Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Permanent Rose, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue, Ivory Black, Titanium White, Burnt Umber, Raw Siena, Yellow Ochre, Phthalo Green
  • 9 x 12 Canvas Panel
  • Equipment essentials: Gamsol + Container, #6 or larger Filbert Brush, #6 or larger Flat Brush, #3 round brush
  • Palette Knife, Paper Towels or Rags and Palette

Week 6

 Assignment 11

Discover how to paint a landscape that vibrates with light and color. You'll start by blocking in the basic forms with bold and direct strokes to capture the patterns of light and shadow.

Assignment 12

The final lesson provides some insight on how to include a simple structure using perspective drawing and measuring.

  • Paint colors: Lemon Yellow, Naples Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Permanent Rose, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue, Ivory Black, Titanium White, Burnt Umber, Raw Siena, Yellow Ochre, Plathlo Green
  • 11 x 14 Canvas Panel
  • Equipment essentials: Gamsol + Container, #6 or larger Filbert Brush, #6 or larger Flat Brush, #3 round brush
  • Palette Knife, Paper Towels or Rags and Palette
  • Paint colors: Lemon Yellow, Naples Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Permanent Rose, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue, Ivory Black, Titanium White, Burnt Umber, Raw Siena, Yellow Ochre, Plathlo Green
  • 11 x 14 Canvas Panel
  • Equipment essentials: Gamsol + Container, #6 or larger Filbert Brush, #6 or larger Flat Brush, #3 round brush
  • Palette Knife, Paper Towels or Rags and Palette

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