Master pastelist Albert Handell painting a demo at the Plein Air Convention & Expo, which drew 700 artists to Monterey, California, last week

Albert Handell painted a pastel demo at the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) last week, and, before he made a single mark, he said something that let the audience know it was not going to be a typical demonstration. 

The master pastelist with a classic Brooklyn accent gave a brief hello, then approached his pastel paper. With an empty, open hand, he brushed the paper up and down slowly. “Believe it or not, I’ve begun,” he said.


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