Suggested Art Supplies


Coastal Tree by Albert Handell Mixed Media Pastel 12X18 $5500

“Coastal Tree”, Mixed Media Pastel 12X18 Actual Demonstration, 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 paints on location with U-ART sanded pastel papers 500-p and 600-p, grits. The sanded paper comes in 12 x 18″ and 9 x 12″, packet of 10 sheet each. Contact Dakota Art Supplies (888-345-0067)

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.

Albert Handell’s 72-Color Pastel Set:

Albert Handell Pastel Set

$495 + $20 S&H (3 day priority mail in the US)

There is an Albert Handell 72-color Summer Landscape Pastel Set manufactured by the Unison Co. This landscape set has many beautiful greens – both warm and cool – varying from very light to rich middle tones and dark tones. Mr. Handell modifies his greens with both cool and warm mauves, which are also part of this set. Many of these mauves relate to the greens in identical value. The set also has five different sky colors and plenty of rich earth colors. Mr. Handell selected each and every color that’s in this set.

These sets are usually available at Mr. Handell’s workshops, or you can order yours directly from him by phone, 505-983-8373 or email

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Suggested Pastel Sanded Paper

Kitty Wallis sanded pastel papers come in 12 x 18” pads with 8 individual sheets per pad. These papers are available in both Belgian Mist grey and white. 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. Mr. Handell has painted many landscapes on the12 x 18” format and he thinks it’s an ideal size for landscapes. If for some reason you wish to pastel on these papers but on a smaller size they also have pads that are 9 x12”.

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

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)


Cedar Grove at Mendocino by Albert Handell Oil 13585-001

“In the Cedar Grove at Mendocino”, Oil 20X40, by Albert Handell

What Art Supplies Should The Oil Painter Bring?

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: 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 Sky Ranch Lodge. For this you will need to contact the office at the Conference Center, or if you are staying at a different location, please contact them directly for this need.

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 combing both brush and knife applications of color. His Oil Palette is listed below:

  • Titanium White W/N (Winsor Newton)
  • 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.


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 #’s 10 & 12,
  • Langnickel Royal Sable # 5590 #’s 8, 10 & 12,
  • DaVinci Maestro series 7000 # 10, 12,14 (white bristle filbert)


  • No medium; use odorless turpentine (Turpenoid) used by Mr. Handell for his alla prima painting (one session paintings).
  • 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

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