Painting rocks, for me, is, in part, a matter of contrasts and harmonized similarities. Contrasts can consist of lights and darks; large and smaller areas; and sharp edges, lost edges and all edges in-between. Then there are the textural contrasts of the paint itself.
In the June issue of Pastel Journal (on sale here), master pastelist Albert Handell shares his approach to painting adobe buildings, one of the essential elements of the Southwestern landscape. Vital to his technique is the use of lively, but harmonic color. To do this , he stresses the importance of using colors that...
Rocks needn’t be a static element in a landscape. Renowned pastel artist Albert Handell translates the exciting shapes and beautifully nuanced color into dramatic pastels. In the June 2013 issue of Pastel Journal, Handell offers insight into how he approaches the subject, perhaps ironically, based on lessons he learned years go while painting still...
The sky is responsible for much of the drama in a landscape. In the August 2011 issue of The Pastel Journal, master pastelist Albert Handell outlines some key considerations for handling composition, color and cloud control in order to make the most of this key landscape component. In this gallery of paintings, Handell describes...
In Pastel Journal, Albert Handell demonstrates how he approaches the painting of a flowing mountain stream in a landscape.
Albert Handell shares some painting insights for capturing the magic of water in pastel.
When you can't see a live demonstration, a DVD is the next best thing to being there.
We've had the great pleasure of watching pastel master Albert Handell do a painting demonstration at the Cincinnati Art Club.
Not satisfied with any one medium, Albert Handell is combining pastel and watercolor to get a special luminosity.
Albert Handell shares his pastel landscape paintings, as well as five ways to beat the clock when working en plein air.
View this web-extra of oil landscape paintings by Albert Handell, featured in The Artist's Magazine (October 2003).