ALBERT HANDELL OIL DVD SET - MYSTERY FALLS. Watch, listen and be inspired as Albert Handell paint the tranquil beauty of Mystery Falls.
A recognized master of the prestigious, Oil Painters of America, Mr. Handell shares his knowledge and painting techniques from his beginning thoughts to his finished painting. Developing the composition from several photographs, he establishes the transparent washes and works up to the application of thick paint, a hallmark of his oil painting style.
Mr. Handell discusses the colors that make up his palette and technique of painting thin to thick with clean color. See how he uses both brush and painting knife to achieve masses of harmonious color and the suggestion of detail.
Thinking aloud as he works, Mr. Handell explains his concepts of artist depth, rushing water and the elements of nature such as rocks, cliffs, and trees. As the painting develops he discusses his process of orchestration and of applying the final touches. In the end, all elements of the painting are integrated as the mystery behind Mr. Handell's style is revealed.
ALBERT HANDELL was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1937. At an early age, a favorite activity of his was drawing with chalks on the city streets. He began formal studies of drawing and anatomy at the age of sixteen. In 1954, he enrolled at the Art Students League of New York City to study drawing and anatomy with the late Louis Priscilla and the late Robert Ward Johnson, and later studied painting for two years with Frank Mason. From 1961 to 1965, Mr. Handell lived and traveled in Europe. In Paris, he painted independently in his own studio, working from the model at L'Ecole de la Grande Chaumiere and at the Louvre, copying the old masters.
Since 1961, he has had over thirty one-man shows and has received over seventy prizes and awards. Albert Handle has received grants from the John F. and Anna Lee Stacy Foundation and from the Elizabeth T. Greenshields Foundation, Montreal Canada. His paintings are in numerous private and public collections and museums.
Mr. Handel now exhibits with the Ventana Fine Art Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where, since 1987, he has had annual one-man shows.
For a period of fifteen years, 1960-1975, Albert Handell's pastels were included in every book published on pastels in the U.S.A. His pastels enjoy international reputation