Big Pastels

•September 9, 2019 • 1 Comment

Here are some larger pastels, mostly 48 inches by 36 inches, approximately, done on on red rosin paper, the kind you cover the floor with when doing construction. It has a great tooth and is great to work on, although I have doubts about the acid levels.

Glass Wall 48×36 inches, pastel 2019
Cayleen, 48×36 inches, pastel 2019
Allison Yellow, 48×36 inches, pastel 2019

Flying Nudes

•July 7, 2019 • 1 Comment

Some 5 minute sketches of a new model, Silas, working on poses that can be transformed in to flying poses

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Not Flying
Pensive, not flying

Live Art In Roma!

•June 21, 2019 • Leave a Comment

Here are some drawings done at LaPortaBlu, a great place to draw the figure in Rome. Every Friday night , Alberto hosts a 2 hour session with great models. It felt like a home away from home.

Portrait of Aura, 5 minutes
Aura, 10 minutes
Andrea, 10 minutes

And Now Reality!

•January 21, 2019 • Leave a Comment
Had some talks with students about Art, drawing methods etc.( bad joke included) beforehand and the opening was great! My sincere thanks to Sydney Caretti who made the whole event possible. You can see all the drawings in the show at our website
Installation view

Sneak Peek!

•December 27, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Some images from an upcoming show of pastels and drypoint at Mercerberg Academy’s Cofrin Gallery,

The Isolated Figure
Bruce Williams
January 11th – February 28th
Artist Reception January 18th 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Hours: Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
or by appointment, call 717-328-6206


•November 13, 2018 • Leave a Comment

During October/November I have been posing at Minerva’s Drawing Studio (aka Spring Studio) frequently. Here are  some drawings done on an IPad with a Apple pencil by Mark Leibowitz. 5 to 10 minutes if I remember correctly.

Help Save Minerva’s Drawing Studio!

•October 11, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Here is a drawing that Minerva did of myself posing for one of the sessions at Minerva’s Drawing Studio, formerly known as Spring Studio. she just had her 80th birthday and is going strong. She is in the midst of a deep need to raise money to keep the studio going, and here is a link to her GoFundMe page. Any donations at all will help keep this unique and valuable asset going. Seven days a week three sessions a day with models of all sorts, lessons and help if you need it.  It is a rare treasure to be able to drop in anytime and draw from a live model, in a friendly atmosphere with artists who love the human figure. so please donate today, whatever you can.

Five minute poses by Minerva Durham

I’ve been drawing at Minerva’s for many years, and modeling as well, and it has been a life-changing experience, not only in terms of drawing but the support of Minerva and the other artists and models who come  from all over the world. Its a serious environment for those who want to learn and develop their artist talents.

Thank you!