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Saturday, July 16, 2011

"Light Coming Throught the Trees" Albert Handell Workshop - Day One

"Light Coming Through the Trees"
watercolor underpainting with some charcoal strokes

I just got back from a 5-day workshop with Albert Handell.  Grass Valley, California is just far enough away to NOT commute, so I stayed at a local artist's home.  It was great to be totally immersed in art for a long stretch of time.  The pictures above are of my painting in the afternoon of the first day.

Albert did a demo in the morning showing the watercolor underpainting technique.  We are all working on white Kitty Wallis sanded paper.  One of Albert's techniques that I learned was the use of soft vine charcoal to give more texture and linear strokes to trees and branches.  It is a very lovely way to add texture and softness at the same time.


Ida M. Glazier said...

Really really nice Carolyn!! Show us more, its so interesting to read about. Hope you had a great time!!

martha said...

thanks for sharing the tip on using charcoal! love learning from your page.

ti-igra said...

Hello, Carolyn!!! :)
Fantastic pastel you did! Fantastic artist - your teacher! Oh! I saw his video! Not so far! :-)))) And he is your teacher! WOW!!!!!

How I want to go with you too! :)
There are no any pastel-masters who want to share his talent...
And even I never saw the pastel wooden box.

Wish you have a great and productive days!!! uhuhuuu!!!!!!