Painting with Albert Handell 0

Painting with Albert Handell

Woods Interior ® received an Honorable Mention at the Laumeister Fine Art Competition at the Bennington Center for the Arts. Show dates: August 14 through December 19, 2010.

Woods Interior was painted on location on Kitty Wallis- Belgium Mist (grey) sanded pastel paper dry-mounted onto 100% museum rag board. I started the pastel with a watercolor under-painting. Yes- watercolor can be applied to toned papers with amazing results. The w/c under-painting helped me pitch the tonal harmony for the colors of the interior of the woods. Pastel was applied to resolve the work. Parts of the finished pastel have the original w/c washes showing. Other parts are pure pastel. And still in other areas there is a mixture of the part-pastel and part-watercolor. I have always found using the mixed media technique on toned papers very special.