Friday, February 28, 2014

"Helen" Oil Figure Study

 Another open studio day at Patris Studio and Gallery.  The rain came down in torrents at times.  Inside the studio there were only four painters plus Helen, our model.  It was warm and peaceful.  The sound of the rain on the roof was soothing and welcome in our drought parched valley.

This was another 2 to 21/2 hour oil sketch.  Good practice.  Once again I felt that the morning was successful.  I've fallen in love with the Isabey Mongoose Brights that I have and this evening I ordered several more, including some new sizes.  The chisel shape is wonderful and the feel of the brush on oil primed linen is magic.

Helen   Oil Sketch on Linen   16" x 12"

My Art Site: Bruce Hancock Fine Art


  1. It is so good to see these 'life' portraits. You have taken on a challenge and I find works to be fresh and free.

  2. From an artist who defines "free", I take that as a real compliment, Ruth...
    Thank you!

  3. I love how the figure seems to melt into the background. A beautiful and lovely work.