Painting the Landscape in Pastel

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Known for his use of luminous color, Albert Handell, whose lush landscapes light up these pages, provides lucid instructions to help first-time pastelists achieve impressive results as soon as they begin working with the medium.

After reviewing pastel supplies, the author discusses landscape composition and how to establish large shapes first, abstract certain areas, develop a focal point, work from dark to light, and capture the illusion of reality through color. Stepped demonstrations isolate specific landscape aspects, showing how the pastelist depicts skies, trees, buildings, water, rocks, woods, snow, and light.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill (November 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823039129
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823039128
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 0.4 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

Customer Reviews

… came across this at our local library and was pleased to find a good copy available here

3 people found this helpful.
 on April 20, 2015
By ocean1
I first came across this at our local library and was pleased to find a good copy available here. I also saw that this author is interviewed on youtube. Lovely man. There are also links to his classes available in related links as well. Exploration into pastel from initial exposure to oil is handled very nicely here. This book has many good painting tips that translate to any medium.

Great Old Book by Albert Handell!

 on October 6, 2017
By D. L. Smith
Perspective from Albert Handell’s view on landscape pastel painting is an essential for a pastelist. Good photos of his work exists in this volume. Seller LittlePhilly shipped immediately Product was a s expected.

Good for the price.

One person found this helpful.
 on January 12, 2015
By Cathi Koenig
This beautiful book is very informative, including a few step-by-step demos by Handell.

Very useful book!

 on September 1, 2016
By Bristol lady
Terrific book! I am new to pastels and this book is very helpful. I am very glad my teacher recommended it to her class.

I love his pastels

 on November 22, 2016
By Amazon Customer
Handell is an accomplished painter and I like his style. Book is well organized and easy to read.

Landscape in Pastel

One person found this helpful.
 on August 7, 2009
By Here's My Take
This is a wonderful book to view and read ,great instructional info and very inspirational. Gets the juices flowing !

Five Stars

 on December 20, 2016
By forestpath
Wonderful wonderful book.

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