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Digging Deeper

Two years ago I was a demonstrator at IAPS. It was amazing; fun and challenging. There were lots of standout moments. Watching the paint around,…
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Springing Forward

Spring. We wait all winter for spring to reemerge. Sometimes we’re patient, sometimes not so much. I truly love all the seasons, winter included but…
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Soft Heart, Tough Skin

Portland woke with a light dusting of white revealing the intricate framework of trees, plants and even the design of the Buddha in my garden.…
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Getting From Here to There

I’m answering interview questions this week. I don’t think I’d be giving away too much if I share one of them which I thought was…
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Endlessly Enchanted

I might just be crazy, have a short attention span or maybe just easily amused, but I want to paint everything! The visual landscape is…
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Badass

Probably like a lot of women that are around my age, I’ve spent a large share of my time on this planet trying, although rarely…
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On My Feet

Yesterday, I literally painted all day long…from morning ‘till night. These days, a rather rare occurrence as I split my time producing lessons, at the…
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Embracing the Unfamiliar I’m sitting in the lobby of Daku Resort waiting for a taxi to take me to the airport and my next destination…
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Letting Fiji In

It’s Saturday and I’m in Fiji.This year has been an amazing, adventurous year, but none of my trips were as anticipated as this one. I’ve…
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Two Minds

I was driving to the store yesterday and got completely lost in thought on the way there, but somehow found myself parked in the parking…
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Home Sweet Home

With sunny weather and a relatively free day, I took to the streets of Milwaukie, Oregon for an afternoon of Plein Air painting. I’ve been…
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“Just When You Think” available for purchase at http://www.dailypaintworks.com/artists/marla-baggetta-3840/artwork Whatever it is that we are endeavoring to do, we can never really finish, we can…
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A Smashing Finale

What a finale to Portland Open Studios! Sunday afternoon as I was taking a quick lunch break from the action, I slipped on a slick…
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NOW

My Mom gets worried when I post something personal on my blog. Don’t worry, Mom! I post business on Facebook and Instagram and Pinterest, I…
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Is It Enough?

It’s Monday…and I took it upon myself to start the week off by sleeping in for once. Then slowly but deliberately got myself going for…
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Addicted to Pastels

I have learned over the past several years that I have a very addictive personality. Mostly this is something to be very aware of and…
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Tension & Release

I’ve been in my new studio almost six months! It’s hard for me to believe. Time just whips by, doesn’t it? I’m pretty comfortable there,…
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Sparkles and Novicane

As I was getting ready to head to the dentist this morning, I suddenly ditched my simple green earrings for some dangling sparkly ones….very uncharacteristic…
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Sleepy Afternoon

“Sleepy Afternoon”, pastel, 13 x 9, $150. Available on Daily Paintworks. This is a demo I did for a group in Raleigh, NC last year.…
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Blue Skies Ahead

Blue Skies Ahead, pastel, 8 x 8, $100. Available on Daily Paintworks This time of year, Oregon can boast some pretty spectacular skies! This is…
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More Sunsets

Purple Storm, pastel, 6 x 17, $150. Visit Daily Paintworks to purchase. I’ve been enjoying the dramatic sunsets I’ve been doing. This one is a…
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Sunrise + Sunsets

 “Sunset Dreams”, 8×8, pastel. Visit Daily PaintWorks to purchase I have been spending quite a bit of time in my new studio; warming up to…
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Monet and Hesitation

 On Saturday, I got a call from my son inviting me to go the art museum with him on Sunday. What a lovely call that…
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Hotel Blues and Whining Just a Little

Stafford Remembered, 4×6 pastel, $75. on Daily Paintworks I’ve been on the road quite a bit between moving and working on my online lessons. First…
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It’s Been Too Long!

For the past three years or so, I’ve been living in a lovely townhouse; a simple, small low maintenance place that has allowed me to…
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Mollala Evening

This small pastel, 4’x6′ is a study of a place very familiar to me. I recently returned to Mollala State Park with a good friend…
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Summer Inspiration

Long summer days afford the opportunity to take long evening strolls and hikes. I’m so blessed to live in a area that has such beauty…
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Plein Air in Milwaukie

I love painting in oil when I’m plein air painting. But I’m just not that confident about it. But I really want to get better…
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