Bill Buchman


“I use Sennelier oil pastels a great deal as a resist in my watercolor and acrylic paintings both on paper and canvas. They have no competition in terms of their high quality, the selection and brilliance of colors, their rich creamy consistency and the choice of sizes. Because I often work loosely and on a large scale, the Sennelier “Grand” oil pastels, in particular, with their thickly flowing colors are perfect for my purpose. Sennelier Oil Sticks, being essentially oil paint in a stick, are a brilliant innovation enabling me to draw in oil on my canvas and can be used as an interesting resist under acrylics or to draw or paint over them. The Cretacolor Art Chunky series with their ideally matched earthy “Cezanne” palette of colors and their robust yet easy to apply consistency make for rapid and expressive application in drawings which eminently suits the way I like to work. The fact that they are water-soluble adds another dimension with many possibilities.”


Bill is an internationally represented American artist whose brightly colored, spontaneous abstractions and expressive figure drawings may be seen widely in private and public collections in Denmark, Sweden, England and the US. Bill has made five popular DVD’s on these subjects and has worked with Savoir Faire since 2007 teaching and demonstrating his unique “process’ approach. His innovative and popular book, “Expressive Figure Drawing” (Random House/Watson-Guptill/2010) may be found in many museum bookstores.