Women Out Numbered by Men

•May 17, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Somehow, it just worked out that way this week!

Jiri, 20 minutes, pastel and charcoal, 5/16/2015, Bruce Williams

Jiri, 20 minutes, pastel and charcoal, 5/16/2015, Bruce Williams


Catherine 5 minute pose,   pastel and charcoal, 5/20/2015, Bruce Williams

Catherine 5 minute pose, pastel and charcoal, 5/20/2015, Bruce Williams

Robbie, 5 minutes, pastel and charcoal, 5/17/2015, Bruce Williams

Robbie, 5 minutes, pastel and charcoal, 5/17/2015, Bruce Williams

A Variety of Pastels

•May 10, 2015 • 4 Comments

More pastels, done in the past week at Spring Studio here in New York, 20 – 40 minute poses

Betty with WIndow, pastel, 18x24"

Betty with WIndow, pastel, 18×24″


Woman Sitting,pastel, 18x24"

Woman Sitting,pastel, 18×24″


Vera and Rudy, pastel ,18x24"

Vera and Rudy, pastel ,18×24″

Vadim, pastel, 18x24"

Vadim, pastel, 18×24″

Reflecting on Media

•April 21, 2015 • Leave a Comment

I am enjoying making prints with drypoint, not just to create an multiple image but to use the qualities of the print itself. Deep gouges giving a rich velvety line and deep blacks, delicate hen-scratches for detail. Letting the media show itself as an integral part of the work(very fashionable when I was in school), and I am seeing a trend in thought away from a minimalist approach, not that you can see it so much in this image but the mind does not always travel the same path as the hands.

Wendy, Pondering, drypoint with watercolor, 15x11 cm , Bruce Williams

Wendy, Pondering, drypoint with watercolor, 15×11 cm , Bruce Williams

It Must Be Spring! More Color

•April 20, 2015 • 3 Comments

I am playing with pastels now, maybe the weather has finally made a mark, with the forsythia, daffodils and wild cherries blooming.

Sara, 18x24, pastel

Sara, pastel and charcoal, 18×24 in.

Tina B, 18x24, pastel

Tina B, pastel, 18×24 in.

Tina B 2, 18x24, pastel

Tina B 2, pastel, 18×24 in.

Jiri Approaching , pastel, 18x24

Jiri Approaching , pastel, 18×24 in.

Masters of Color

•April 16, 2015 • Leave a Comment

One big reason I like being in New York is I wander the Metropolitan Museum of Art and just look at anything that hits me. I had a few minutes the other day and they currently have 6 paintings of Hans Hoffman in a temporary display. I walked in and stayed almost an hour. The colors and the way they define space and time are truly magnificent. He was truly one of the greatest masters of color. Here are 2 of my favorites, I tried to get the color balance correct, but to really understand them, you have to see the real thing.

Renate's Nantucket ,Hans Hoffman , 1965

Renate’s Nantucket ,Hans Hoffman , 1965


Rhapsody , Hans Hoffmann , 1965

Rhapsody , Hans Hoffmann , 1965


Another all time favorite, Paul Gauguin, is also one of the master colorists, but in an entirely different way. The flattening of the image and the mind-bending contrasts never fail to excite my brain when I see it.
Tahitian Women Bathing, Paul Gauguin 1892

Tahitian Women Bathing, Paul Gauguin 1892

Sculpture – Latest Work with Patina

•March 23, 2015 • 4 Comments

Here is a just completed piece of sculpture. I am happy with the patina as well as the form. It is papier-mâché and epoxy resin with a faux bronze finish, 1.3 meters tall.
Calling
Calling

Drypoint Experiments

•March 20, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Drypoint on PETG plate, toned with a psuedo-aquatint using permanent spray fixative, on the upper half and sandpaper on the lower half.Blue Woman by a WindowBlue Woman by a Window, drypoint,16 x 14 cm

 
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