Watch and listen as Master Pastelist Albert Handell works in his studio combining several reference photographs to paint In The Cedar Grove At Point Lobos. Mr. Handell demonstrates and explains his technique by first developing the composition and drawing with a pencil on sanded pastel paper. Next, he creates a watercolor underpainting to establish the color harmony and value pattern. See close up how he emonstrates the importance of "the touch" as he layers pastels and works with various colors of similar value to achieve luminous passages with sharp and "sleepy" edges. As the video flows Mr.Handell pauses to explain in detail what he has done in the drawing, underpainting, and painting process. See how he adds "sparkle" with his finishing touches.
This painting lesson series is more than just lessons. It is a painting learning experience. There are 16 basic lessons included in this series that cover everything from basic clouds to water and grass. You will learn everything you need to know to create amazing paintings. You will learn what brushes to use, what paint colors to mix and how to apply the paint!
Donato begins the DVD by taking photographic reference, used to add a high degree of realism and detail to his thumbnail sketch. Work on the the actual oil painting gives him opportunity to cover everything from the delicate subtleties of portraiture to eye-popping metallic surfaces. Throughout the video Donato generously passes on his years of experience and ends by inviting the viewer to surpass his own accomplishments.
What is one of the most challenging aspects of creating original art? It doesn’t matter if you work with oils, acrylics, watercolor or pastels. Every artist in every medium has at one point struggled with color.
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Jim Wilcox, an award winning painter, has provided essential landscape painting instruction on plein air study and on studio pieces from plein air study.