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Spring news from Albert Comments Off on Spring news from Albert

Hi friends,
As winter is now behind us, I hope you are all enjoying the warmer weather…..
I have some interesting news, which I wish to share with you…..
THE RED BARN by Albert Handell oil 24x36

I submitted “The Red Barn” to the OPA Annual, which is being held at Cutter and Cutter Fine Art, in St. Augustine, Florida, April 29-May 25.

I am particularly excited by this painting and I want to share it with you all. Obviously the painting is not about the “red barn” but rather it is about the fantastic tree that hovers over and surrounds the barn. Literally it was a pleasure painting it.
Some oils can be such fun……Oils as a paint medium can show the possibility of certain textural contrast that is truly unique and beautiful. The textural contrast can span from luminous transparent color washes to vigorous contrasting buttery effects, achieved with a loaded brush or a palette knife. My subject was found while on a plein air-painting trip toCharleston,  South Carolina (truly a beautiful city).

I also want to share with you my current article in the June issue of the Artist Magazineentitled “From a Rock to a Soft Place”, the article shows and explains in detail from beginning to end how I paint employing this technique, I’m very proud of the article, and I hope you all can get to see it.

Within this issue there is an article of a very good friend of mine, Burt Silverman, who I feel is one of the finest painters in the country.I want to point out also  in this issue there is a very in-depth article on the color ”

RED“, that my friend and fellow artist Michael Chesley Johnson wrote.I hope you enjoy receiving this, feedback is always welcome.

Sincerely,
Albert

YouTube Channel Comments Off on YouTube Channel

YouTube Channel

I’m very excited to annunce that I’m working on new video samples, technques, promos and more so please visit my YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/AlbertHandell) and subscribe.

Transparent Paint Comments Off on Transparent Paint

Transparent Paint

I love starting my oil paintings with transparent color washes as so many of you have seen in my demonstration within our workshop programs. I try to retain as much of these transparent colors while I resolve the painting to completion.

Over many years….both students as well as Collectors have asked me “Why, Albert, why do you so love transparent colors in the under-painting when working with such an opaque medium like oils?”

Three thoughts come to mind. I remember at the Students Art League in NYC Coffee Shop, someone said, “A truly fine painting has an inner light all of its own.” As I continued to paint seriously, I soon realized my transparent under-painting technique accomplished this with great beauty and it has an inner light-!

Secondly, I so love transparent color washes and in my opinion, there’s nothing more luminous!

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Rushing Water, Oil 28×30, Albert Handell

And lastly, I highly value the textural variety of the transparent color washes contrasting with my opaque brush knife work.

May you enjoy experimenting with all these insights…the best to you and painting.
Albert

Southwest Mentoring Highlights Comments Off on Southwest Mentoring Highlights

Southwest Mentoring Highlights

By popular demand….we are once again, offering our
SOUTHWEST MENTORING PROGRAM SERIES

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Our SANTA FE program can best be shown on Albert’s website. Please note the studio for this unique workshop is Albert’s Studio here on the grounds of our home. An extra treat for all who join us!

Our always improving home garden in which we paint in the afternoon.

TAOS
Another mentoring program here in New Mexico is Taos. In this quaint and charming village, we paint on location with Albert and some of his most favorite locations.

Painting by the stream

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On the way to Taos Ski Basin

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John Dunn Bridge by Albert Handell
Demonstration painted on location

You are most welcomed to contact Albert or Jeanine if you need further clarification on our Southwest Mentoring Series.

Look forward to hearing from you!

WHEN DOES IT HAVE A RIGHT TO LIVE? Comments Off on WHEN DOES IT HAVE A RIGHT TO LIVE?

WHEN DOES IT HAVE A RIGHT TO LIVE?

L’Arbre, The Tree , Pastel 12×18, Albert Handell  

WHEN DOES IT HAVE A RIGHT TO LIVE?
WHEN IS A PAINTING FINISHED?
WHEN DOES IT GET SIGNED?

If you wish to spend forever to figure out the answer to these questions, try sitting in the coffee shop at the ART STUDENTS LEAGUE in N.Y.C.  This is what I did when I was a young artist starting out.  One could take a seat, as I did, have a cup of coffee and talk with a few fellow art students about the question: WHEN IS A PAINTING FINISHED?  This question was often asked and the answer was always discussed heatedly and at great length. Everyone always had varied answers and were always willing to defend their theory to support their ideas.

After many years (58) and many paintings (a few thousand) for me…there seems to be no obvious ” z ” to this alphabet called painting; no clear-cut formula to arrive there, nor definitive answer as to when a painting is finished… go figure.

It turns out, as far as I’m concerned, when I am at a point with one of my paintings of which I am excited about it, but unclear as to what to do next, I ask myself:

“If, by chance, this painting were taken away from me right now, does this painting deserve to exist with my signature, therefor, should I sign it-?”

YES… if the painting has life, feeling and beauty to it… with that in mind, I do not hesitate to sign the work.  For me, at this point, it deserves to be considered “finished”.

“PAINT AS IF YOUR PAINTING HAS A RIGHT TO LIVE-!”

Let the process of painting be an exploratory experience and stop being so concerned about finishing.

From Jeanine’s Easel Comments Off on From Jeanine’s Easel

From Jeanine’s Easel

As we move further into the New Year, my fond memories and my sense of gratitude for a fantastic 2014 deserve to be acknowledged. Time shared this past year with Albert, family, friends and fellow artists certainly are the meaningful highlights for me-!!

Of course…our wedding day for us is on the top of the list of the more memorable events-!! It was a true delight transforming our home and gardens into a magical romantic wonderland for ourselves and immediate family. Our wedding day continues to fill the heart with loving visions. We appreciate and thank everyone for their well-wishes-!

Albert and I truly consider these last month’s travels a very special time-!! Our workshops were very well received and as always, exciting, informative and inspirational for all. It was such a delight to paint in the many various and beautiful locations with artists/friends who returned, as well as those who joined us for the first time. A true community continues to grow-!!

I continue to be inspired and in absolute awe by the dedication of all the artists and their desire to be the best artist possible-!! It is this true tenacity that develops and shows in the progress of all their paintings-!!

I also want to share an insight I discovered and adopted while painting over the years that continues to touch me deeply.
The phrase that has become my mantra:

“REMEMBER TO CRITIQUE PAINTINGS, RATHER THAN CRITICIZE THEM”

In order to remain in this critique mode, I ask the question “What is beautiful in this painting…and… what does this painting need in order to reinforce this beauty-?? and then… listen.

When I remember this, I receive the gift of feedback applicable for my next stroke in the painting. This intuitive practice continues to benefit me deeply in my paintings as well as life skills.

Continue to enjoy painting and the fullness of life-!!

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I indeed look forward to staying in touch…
(and extend an invitation to do so: jeanine@jeaninechristman.com)

In gratitude… Jeanine

“A Painter’s Guide to Palm Trees” • Pastel Journal, June 2014 Comments Off on “A Painter’s Guide to Palm Trees” • Pastel Journal, June 2014

“A Painter’s Guide to Palm Trees” • Pastel Journal, June 2014
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Blog Post from Michael Chesley Johnson Comments Off on Blog Post from Michael Chesley Johnson

Blog Post from Michael Chesley Johnson

Please enjoy the following post from pastel and oil landscape artist Michael Chesley Johnson about a visit to my studio…

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Breaking Water Along the Taos Ski Basin, 12″x24″, oil by Albert Handell
(one of the new paintings Albert shared with me)

“I recently had the opportunity to spend a few days in Santa Fe, New Mexico. As most people know, Santa Fe is an art Mecca. For artists and art lovers, it provides a tremendous opportunity to quench one’s thirst for experiencing good art. Over the years, I’ve seen galleries come and go and artists pass in and out of fashion. But some artists have thrived and continue to florish there. One such artist is master painter Albert Handell. (Here’s what Fine Art Connoisseur says about him.)

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Albert Handell
(all photos by Trina Stephenson)

I’ve gotten to be good friends with Albert and his wife, fellow painter Jeanine Christman-Handell. So despite a winter storm warning and four inches of snow already on the ground, Trina and I drove the slushy streets to Albert’s studio. The studio is adjacent to the house, and both are what you’d expect from a Santa Fe artist, adobe pueblo-style plus a dooryard filled with chamisa, now snow-capped. Jeanine was sweeping the snow off the steps for us, and Albert had already warmed up the studio. Verdi was playing on a little music box. On two easels were two oil paintings, one quite large and older, one that Albert was re-working, plus a smaller, new one. When I inquired earlier about a studio visit, Albert sent me a text that he was “painting as if on fire.” I could tell. Paintings, both framed and unframed, were stacked against the vertical storage cabinets, which were also filled. (I last visited Albert’s studio in 2007.)

Albert wanted to show me some new work that he was proud of. That’s one of the many things I like about Albert. Though humble, he is not to shy to share with you his latest efforts, which are always beautiful. Some of the pieces were destined for the upcoming Oil Painters of America exhibition, others for other shows. The work was so consistently superior that I asked him if he ever made a bad painting. He laughed and said, “They just don’t make it to the frames.”

Although he does a great deal of his work out on location, like most plein air painters he recognizes the necessity of being in the studio. Lately, he’s taken to using a large computer screen to work from. He took me on a tour of some of the photos he’s been using as references and then showed me the paintings. It’s always fascinating to see how a master takes a scene and changes it for a painting. He also shared with me some of the spots where he took the photos, taking time to write out the directions to them. Albert is incredibly giving with his knowledge.

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Albert’s pastel palette

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Albert’s oil palette

Referencing his comment that he was painting “as if on fire,” I told him that it must feel great to still have that kind of energy and interest at this point in his career. Albert will soon turn 78. “It is! I’m painting better than ever. I’m painting looser. I’m focusing on the important parts of the painting and leaving more of the underpainting untouched.” Albert likes to start his oil paintings with a big brush and large, transparent passages; then he moves to the knife and works on the center of interest, paying special attention to “lost and found” edges.

There’s a great deal more I could write about our visit, which was brief. The snow was still falling in large, lazy flakes, and the forecast was for lowering temperatures and heavier snow. We had to get to Albuquerque before the roads got bad.

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Handell Studio

I’m looking forward to seeing Albert and Jeanine again in Palm Springs in a few weeks for a mentoring workshop, and then again in April 2016 in Sedona, when he will be back in my area for another mentoring workshop.”

Click the following link for to view Michael’s post:

http://mchesleyjohnson.blogspot.com/2015/01/a-visit-with-master-painter-albert.html 

The Butler and Albert and Flora Comments Off on The Butler and Albert and Flora

The Butler and Albert and Flora

It is my pleasure to announce that a second pastel of mine has been accepted into the permanent collection of the Butler Institute of American Art, donated by myself through the PSA Legacy Collection in honor of Flora B. Giffruni, 2014.

Flora, a fine pastelist in her own right, was a good friend of mine. In 1972 she founded and was president of the Pastel Society of America NYC. The Pastel Society of America is located at 15 Gramercy Park South (the old Samuel J Tilden Mansion). Flora also, thru her generosity, gifted the Butler Institute of American Art a gallery specific for Pastel only.

When Flora and I spoke last, she urged me to contact the director, Dr. Louis Zona. I did so, and my contact and conversation with Dr. Zona allowed us to settle upon the dates for a pastel retrospective for yours truly.

My Pastel Retrospective at the Butler opened September 9th and closed November 18th 2007. At that time I visited the Butler and was thrilled and inspired by their permanent collection of American artists. I was delighted when my first pastel “The White Pine” was accepted into the collection.

The Butler Institute of American Art, located on 524 Wick Avenue in Youngstown, Ohio, was the first museum dedicated exclusively to American Art. Established by local industrialist and philanthropist Joseph G. Butler, Jr., the museum has been operating pro bono since 1919. Dedicated in 1919, the original structure is a McKim, Mead and White architectural masterpiece and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places .

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The White Pine
by Albert Handell
Collection of the Butler Institute of American Art
Pastel 21×27
Painted on location and in the studio, Woodstock, NY

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Mountain Stream
by Albert Handell
Collection of the Butler Institute of American Art
Pastel 21×27
Painted 1972 on location Woodstock, NY

The wonderful feedback I’m receiving:

Hello Albert,
Congratulations on the acquisition of your second pastel into the Butler Institute of American Art! It is beautiful. I was fortunate to have seen the retrospective you speak of and as I relayed to you in an e-mail message shortly after, I was spell bound. You have and continue to be an inspiration to me as I joyfully continue to pursue my work tirelessly in my beloved pastel medium. Best to you and your loved ones during the upcoming holidays.
Patrick Thomas

Mountainsong Galleries Comments Off on Mountainsong Galleries

Mountainsong Galleries

Hello everyone from Carmel-By-The-Sea and Albert’s FOUR DAY PAINT-OUT/MENTORING EXPERIENCE at The Mountainsong Galleries.

This unique time together with 18 artist, is a combination of a paint-out, mentoring workshop and a very powerful 32 painting One Man Exhibition.

Just a couple of photos to “wet your creative whistle”!

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Painting from the Center of Interest Out Comments Off on Painting from the Center of Interest Out

Painting from the Center of Interest Out

After establishing a general color tone that is pertinent for the entire painting, I start immediately looking for and establishing the center of interest (the most obvious part of the subject).

I make sure I have this area placed on the canvas where I want it compositionally. This allows me to then establish correct proportions and drawing, while painting from dark to light. Then I establish…

(continued from my Spring Newsletter)…the local colors of my subject, the lost and found edges, the contrasting darks and lights, some details, etc. This allows me to obtain an intimacy with my subject, far more so, than other methods of painting that I was taught, i. e. “paint everything first, then go in and paint the center of interest”, etc.

As I continue painting, I paint everything into the painting that is reinforcing this and anything that weakens the impact of the center-of-interest I will either eliminate or play down. And then, I will continue in this manner, ’till finish.

I hope this information will assist you with your painting.

Paint well and often…
Albert

Greetings everyone! Comments Off on Greetings everyone!

Greetings everyone!

It is indeed an honor and it was with sincere pleasure I accepted Albert’s invitation to co-create our newsletter. I do feel I know so many of you personally…

(continued from the Spring Newsletter)…others I hope we shall meet in the future.

I have traveled with Albert, on our many painting trips and also with him on his instructional workshop/mentoring programs, for about four years now. At times, I am asked what I have learned from doing so. I must say, the one practice that has so deeply influenced my paintings, is saying yes to Albert’s suggestions in his workshops. He invites the workshop artists to stand and paint along side him.

By standing along side of Albert as he paints in his workshops and being involved with painting the same image (or a variation there of), an amazing, eye-opening learning opportunity unfolds. By intimately observing Albert’s painting process, there is an opportunity to see how a Master artist demonstrates his painting techniques from start to finish. How Albert chooses his point of interest, what he paints and what he eliminates to support his subject and how he modifies the subject to a brilliant finish. To see more directly and clearly, how Albert takes his painting from start to resolution, continues to support the aspiring artist to change old habits and paint fresh as an “en plain air” painter.

I indeed look forward to staying in touch…(and extend an invitation to do so: jeanine@jeaninechristman.com)

See you on the painting circuit-!!!

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Summer Plans Comments Off on Summer Plans

Summer Plans

Dear fellow Artists,

It’s a great time to start thinking about your summer plans.

Join me for a painting workshop, July 21-25, 2014 at this amazing location on Madeline Island.

I’ve heard nothing but the best about the Island’s plein air locations.  MISA’s five-star, state of the art studios, lodging, and delicious meals make it magical place.

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Staying on campus makes your Island experience even better!  MISA has designed its exclusive “mission cottages” with your utmost comfort in mind.  Rooms are furnished with mini-fridges, coffee pots, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and fresh linens.  Choose your lodging preference— either shared or private rooms are available.  Consider bringing a friend or spouse with you to enjoy the Island.

It’s important to secure the on-campus lodging of your choice in advance.  Read more about my class and how to register online by clicking here.  Or, call the Registrar, Anne Leafblad, at 715.747.2054, or emailmisa@cheqnet.net.

You only need a 25% deposit to hold your spot.  I can’t wait!  See you on the Island this summer!

-Albert

My featured artwork in Plein Air Magazine Comments Off on My featured artwork in Plein Air Magazine

My featured artwork in Plein Air Magazine

L’ARBRE (the tree) oil 30″x40″ 

Received the Bronze Medal at the 2013 Oil Painters of America National Invitational Exhibition, held in fredericksburg, Texas

Please click on the following link…www.pleinaircollector.com/pages/16303512.php

Winter in Santa Fe Comments Off on Winter in Santa Fe

Winter in Santa Fe

We wanted to share visuals of painting in my studio. The photo PAINTING  “NOTES” on my canvas.

During the winter months here in Santa Fe….my days are spent painting with oils in my studio and the business of the office. At sunset, we are out and about  photographing the magnificent light reflecting on the trees and the adobe walls. And in the evenings perhaps Jeanine and I swing dance at the La Fonda Hotel on the Plaza. Or attend a movie or spend time with friends or talk by our fireplace. 

We are driving tomorrow to TUCSON ART ACADEMY and PALM SPRINGS follow us as we start our 2013 schedule.

Enjoy!

Mastering Brushstrokes with Albert Handell by Cindy Salaski Comments Off on Mastering Brushstrokes with Albert Handell by Cindy Salaski

Mastering Brushstrokes with Albert Handell by Cindy Salaski

Please click here to view Cindy Salaski’s article.

Grand Marais Comments Off on Grand Marais

ON THE ROAD AGAIN-!! Happy and healthy New Year to everyone-!!

Jeanine and I are excited about the start of 2013…with all our planned Workshops and Paint-A-Long with Albert Mentoring programs scheduled for the year.  We look forward to being together again with artist friends and meeting and painting with all the many new aspiring artists who are joining us for the first time.

Came across the enclosed photo in my files…one of myself painting on Artist Point at the Grand Marais. The photo ignited a realization that I feel is worth explaining and sharing in more detail…thusly.. the impetus for this blog.

During my COME PAINT-A-LONG MENTORING PROGRAM,  I was painting on  “ARTIST’S POINT’ a very well known, beautiful and extensive location in Grand Marais, located in northern Minnesota on Lake Superior.  In this mentoring program, every morning, I paint on location with the participating artists.  They can watch as I paint,  or they can choose  to paint nearby and every 15 or 30 minutes or so, come by and take a peek at how my painting is developing or they are also invited to stand behind me and watch and if they wish to actually paint the same subject as I am painting. I encourage this.  This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to realize and absorb some simple and yet profound insights.  It’s not that I am trying to cultivate “little Handells”… far from it.  For I have found, from my years of teaching, painting and painting with aspiring artists, that each artist who I have worked with, can certainly do something at their easel.  It’s at the beginning of their works that the problems start or it’s after  the first 15 min. or 20 min. or an hour and 20 min. the problems are there, and the aggravation is there.  Then… after three hours of painting and toil, the painting just doesn’t make it. How come?

What to do-??  These are the  the big questions-!!  BUT… by standing behind me and actually painting the same subject as I am, one realizes in an instant and in an unique way, they can easily see and realize, what I eliminate from the subject, ESPECIALLY WHAT I ELIMINATE, what I emphasize…  how and what I take from the landscape in order to develop  further and finish my painting.

It’s what I TAKE from the subject, that adds to my painting, rather than putting in “things” or unnecessary details that take away from the essence of my painting. In my opinion, there is a metamorphous that occurs in the process of  painting that is not realized, or even spoken about, especially painting “en plain air”.  Because of the constantly  changing  lighting conditions, when I start a painting, nature is the boss.  But, at a certain point in ones painting,  the metamorphosis  occurs and this is not clearly understood,  for it is then, that  the painting and the artist become boss.   After all, for it’s the painting you are going to frame and exhibit-!

This is such a straight-forward learning experience for those who wish to make use of it…..it’s not obligatory. AND YET.. as far as I am aware, this is not a common-place offering.  It is unequaled for learning how to proceed, develop and eventually finish your painting.

Please continue to check in with us periodically… here and on Facebook.

We are in the process of creating new ways for us to send you up-dated painting information and our schedule.

In closing..,both Jeanine and I  wish you the best of health and painting in 2013-!!

 

Art Suppy List Comments Off on Art Suppy List

Albert Handell’s Suggested Art Supplies for On-Location Landscape Painting

For Plein Air Painting:

Some general supplies are your portable easel, a hat with a wide brim, sunscreen, etc. Unfortunately umbrellas, which could be useful, are difficult to take onto airplanes.

The Easel:

Bring a sturdy easel to work on. There are many different makes that are good. The easel that Albert Handell uses and that works well for both oils and pastels is the portable French easel. This portable easel folds into a box, and is recommended for on location painting. The best easels are made in France. They come in two sizes (full and half-size); both are good. Mr. Handell uses the full size. If you have a different easel that you use- bring it!

‘Island Costal Trees’, Pastel 12×18 by Albert Handell

What Art Supplies Should The Pastel Artist Bring?

If you are painting in pastel, bring all the pastels that you have and the pastel papers that you like to paint on – plus a few lightweight drawing boards i.e., made of foam core or gator board or any lightweight material. Albert likes to use the Kitty Wallis Sanded Paper in both white and their Belgium Mist grey tone, they both come in pads of 8 sheets, and he prefers the 12×18” size, but if you wish to work on a smaller size, these pads are also available in 9×12”. These are very handy pads for pasteling on location, and can be purchased from Dakota Art Supplies (they only sell pastel supplies) at
888.345.0067. Albert also paints with pastel on U-Art sanded papers 500-p and 600-p, grits.

If you wish to work on other pastel papers, be sure to bring them to the workshop. 

If you are an experienced pastelist, bring the pastels you already have.

What Pastels should I bring?
  • All pastel brands are good, since plein air painting is a one session experience. Mr. Handell paints with a combination of Unison, Schmenke, Nu-Pastels, Rembrandt, Senelier, to name a few. Bring what you already have.
Other Pastel Materials:
  • A few sticks of soft vine charcoal
  • Masking tape
  • Light weight drawing board (foam core)
  • Spray fixative (any brand)
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Folding TV tray (optional)

What Art Supplies Should The Oil Painter Bring?

‘At Water’s Edge, East Beach’ Oil 20×24 by Albert Handell

If you are painting in oils, bring the colors that you are accustomed to painting with, plus at least 12 or more canvas or canvas panels to paint on. Albert likes to paint on the Source Tek Panels, telephone them at 800.587.5462 or visit their website: www.canvaspanels.com. They have Claussen Linen glued to light weight Birch plywood – in different sizes. They are strong and lightweight. The recommended sizes are 9×12”,11×14”, 12×16”, or 14×18”. Or 16×20” Choose the sizes that you are most comfortable painting on.

Can I Ship My Art Supplies To The Workshop?

Yes, you can ship your art supplies to the hotel where you will be staying. Please contact their office directly for any special instructions or requirements. Albert Handell’s Pallet Of Oil Colors Mr. Handell paints in oil during the winter months in the studio. He uses Turpenoid as his paint medium, especially at the beginning, since these works are larger and call for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th painting sessions. He will then use Winsor Newton Liquin, very sparingly as his paint medium. He applies paint combining both brush and knife applications of color. His Oil Palette is listed below:

  • Titanium White W/N (Winsor Newton)
  • Naples Yellos W/N
  • Cadmium Yellow Light W/N
  • Cadmium Orange W/N
  • Cadmium Red Light W/N
  • Terra Rosa W/N
  • Permanent Alizarin Crimson W/N
  • Yellow Ocher Light W/N
  • Burnt Sienna W/N
  • Viridian (Green) W/N
  • Cobalt Blue W/N
  • Ultra-Marine Blue W/N
  • Ivory Black W/N

If you are an experienced oil painter, bring any materials with which you would normally paint.

Brushes

A large assortment of brushes is recommended. Two or three of each size: numbers 2, 4, 6, 8, 10. Your choice of brights*, flats (sable), rounds, or filberts (bristle)*.

Mr. Handell also uses:

  • Richeson # 9629 signature # 10 & 12
  • Langnickel Royal Sable # 5590 # 8, 10 & 12
  • DaVinci Maestro series 7000, # 10, 12,14 (white bristle filbert)
Mediums
  • No medium; use odorless turpentine (Turpenoid) used by Mr. Handell for his alla prima paintings (one session paintings), or Gamlin Brand; Gamsol.
  • Liquin by Windsor Newton -Mr. Handell uses for glazing purposes and for paintings that take multiple sessions to complete.
  • A general all around paint medium, which many artists use, is a mixture of 1/3 Damar varnish, 1/3 linseed oil, 1/3 turpentine or turpentine substitute.
Other Oil Materials
  • Any palette
  • Two palette cups
  • Rags and/or paper towels
  • Two palette knives

My Bio Written by Cindy Salaski Comments Off on My Bio Written by Cindy Salaski

My Bio Written by Cindy Salaski

“Albert Handell lives and paints in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Since 1961, he has had over sixty one-man shows.

Mr. Handell’s paintings are in numerous private and public collections, in addition to many museums including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York; the State Collection of New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico; the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio; and the Albrecht-Kemper Museum, Saint Joseph, Missouri.

The author of five art instruction books, Handell has also been a featured artist in nearly every art magazine.

Handell shares his knowledge and experience as a teacher through his Plein Air Painting Workshops and his Paint-A-Long Mentoring Program where participants join him at his favorite painting locations.

For the last twenty-five years, Albert Handell has had his annual one man show at the Ventana Fine Art Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  All of Handell’s painting images in this book are courtesy of Andrew Johnson at the Ventana Fine Art Gallery.”

All my best to you,

Cindy