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Mr. Handell clearly demonstrates his pastel painting technique by first using watercolor as an under painting on sanded pastel paper. He then develops the composition of “Early Spring” using pastel and several reference photographs. In this DVD he shows how to paint the beautiful mauves and greys of winter, with the introduction of fresh verdant Spring greens. there is special emphasis demonstrating in detail how to paint the lacy branches of winter trees.
He paints and explains the layering of pastel colors and how to combine and paint with various colors of similar values to achieve luminous passages with sharp and “sleepy edges”. In addition, Mr. Handell also demonstrates how to control vivid colors to add “sparkle” to the finished painting, plus much more.
Early Spring…the masterful pastel painting of Albert Handell.
A Review by Anne Hevener
“In Albert Handell’s latest DVD, “Early Spring,” viewers are treated to a complete demonstration of the reknowned artist’s technique for employing pastel over a watercolor underpainting. After sharing his reference photos of a pair of fir trees in late winter, his tools and setup, Handell begins with a quick sketch, followed by his application of a watercolor underpainting. And then, the real magic begins as he picks up the pastels and we see the beautiful trees come to life on the paper.”
“Handell is a master at color, and having the opportunity to watch him make color selections is a great revelation. He also has a magical way of handling edges, creating beautiful passages that are rich in texture yet marked by subtlely. There is inspiration here for any pastel painter, but particularly for those who seek to capture the beauty of trees.”